Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
On the left is the 1907 elevator section and its 1926 expansion is on the right. Interesting how the century-old silos seem to be faring better. Windows provided light to the underground conveyor tunnels, which were used to bring grain out of the silos by gravity.
I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
One of the many fireproof bridges connecting the factory sections, one way to prevent fires from spreading throughout the plant.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
Looking at Carrie from the place where the molten steel would be cast
These aluminum powder kegs were forgotten in storage.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.