Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front).
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The meticulously tiled dry house shower floor–cracked by frost.
The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Looking through the washer that is the first stop for the dredgings.
To make sure the tourists aren’t scared off, the city painted the side of the elevator with one of its historic names.
A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.