This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it.
Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed…
The missiles were stored without fuel, to help prevent mishaps. This is the fuel pumping building and one of the tanks.
Looking across the ruined skyway that connects the two elevators. I wanted to walk across it, but my exploring parter held me back.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
In a protected wing of a launcher are these empty server racks where guidance and control computers were stored.
Squinting from the top floor through the skyway, one can feel small, like they’re in a heavy industrial dollhouse.