One of the few windows that escaped steel plating the last time the hospital was sealed tight to let nature roam within.
Taconite Harbor’s main road, now overgrown and leading to nothing. Just asphalt between caved-in curbs.
On the top floor of one of the old wards, the slanted roofline makes the this group room more claustrophobic. Portra 160.
On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
In the modern control room at the base of the white elevator tower are the electronics that ran the newer building, its rail components and boat-loading component. The superstructure permeates all spaces here, as can be seen with the crossing I-beams in the main office.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
A bumper sticker with the usual tagline. Note the detail on the radiator!
One of the walls of the train shed was growing, thanks to a little bit of sunlight and a constant trickle of rainwater over it. FP-100C.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.