Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
Some of the internal staircases were fitted with cages that wound round down the stairs to deter suicidal patients from taking a dive.
Checking out the neighbors. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67.
A vent sitting at the base of one of the crumbling smokestacks.
A machine to cast copper billets.
I was surprised to see the roof was in such great condition. You can tell by the making on the wood that this wall is covered by a snow bank for most of the year.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.