A string of vehicles have found death at Packard recently. Usually they are simply driving up ramps and pushed off the rooftops, but this one seemed destined for a worse fate. Found in the far corner of the far building.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
Looking toward a void–formerly a hallway to the mineshaft–now a hole in the ground.
The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.
After a little rain, the roof took on the color of the bright pink letters.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago.
Ruster at The Pool… employee graffiti about 100 above ground.