One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.
Two small generators connected to a Frick steam engine.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
Pipes to channel nitrose (think nitro glycerine) infused acid through the building.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.