Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
Ready for some science? Strap-in and get your goggles.
“Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.” -Wikipedia.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.
Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
Chicago-made fire door.
Work never done.
In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.
A late look at the brewhouse, long after the stainless steel tanks were scrapped.