A number of skyways carried the production line across roads and railroad tracks in and around the plant. An identical skyway to this one was cut off sometime in the past decade (judging by the rust), probably for its steel.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
Before there was a row of double rooms on the left and a common room on the right. Now, in a way, it is all one big common room.
Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.
Watch your head, say the colors. This side of the plant is apparently still standing and is owned by the city.
The only good shot I have of the top of Battery A, in the upper left. Though it seemed to have been disused before its neighbor it had a lot less growth on it.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
This ward was the last occupied place in the hospital. It was used as a chemical dependency (drug and alcohol) inpatient program. It seems that they were allowed to paint the walls before they abandoned it… I go back and forth, thinking it is a shame and thinking it is a little cool.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!