I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
Inside this small iron clad mine is a couch and some clothes. It seems that for a short while, someone was living inside of it…
As wind and currents moved the ice around between the ore docks, the sounds of crunching echoed through the otherwise quiet bar.
Looking at the side of the Superior Elevator from the tracks that feed the Western. Note the old flagpole.
The top of the docks are so rotten in places that you can see the lake through the boards. In the foreground you can see the controls for the chutes, which work on a clutch.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.