Construction lights were still plugged in from the last inspection. Note the murals on the walls.
A panorama from a basement room protected by an amphibian platoon, hand-painted by some National Guardsman from the past. I hope it gets preserved somehow…
A romance novel left by some worker–lunch break reading–now sits under a grease stick.
Looking above the altar.
Serve [unknown] Build… What do you think the middle says? Tell me in the comments.
A humble stripper stage in the old NorShor lounge. The motif (back) highlights some of the area’s industries: shipping, mining, fishing, and taking your clothes off for tips.
Entrance to the plant. Hermes holds his iconic caduceus and a Model T. Demeter holds a tractor in a motif of wheat. A fantastic reimagining of the Greek, with an excerpt of the following quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds (18th century English painter): “Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labor. It argues no small strength of mind to persevere in habits of industry without the pleasure of perceiving those advances, which, like the hand of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation.”
A depiction of historic Liège, known for its rivers and hills.
Colorado, the most miningest state in the union, seems to be pictured in this lunchroom mural.