Thick glass windows allow workers to check the beet juice levels in this steel tank. You can tell by the reinforcement that it had a lot of liquid and had to hold against immense pressure. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7.
The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
Peering at Stelco’s abandoned steel rod rolling mill, not demolished. The rectangular on the right in between is the boiler house that heated Stelco.
Ringling’s church was built in 1914 and sits on a hill over the town.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
The belts on these mills have long ben missing.
The offices were cut in half, letting the fog roll in and the photographers roll out.