The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
In a now-demolished building, a skylight begins to separate.
Rivets are sexy, and this old machine has more than a fair share.
In the distance, the San Haven Sanatorium water tower.
Before the clouds broke, I snapped this profile of the dumping control room and its spiral staircase. These are the colors that I dream in.
Hales & Hunter sign, as it looks today.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.