Paint lines were constantly monitored through big windows. Adjustments could be made on the dedicated consoles. This is what most of the painting floor looked like.
My first night on Minneapolis’ Lighthouse–now an old picture and distant memory… I still remember the exhilaration and the view of the city off one edge of the roof and the Mississippi River over the other.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
Below the historic National Guard Armory.
This view of BCT shows the portico where the main entrance is at the base of the office tower, and the clock.
The only thing that signals that this was an office building, rather than another production floor, is the small amount of wood paneling that remains.
The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.