The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.
Sluice tables stretch into the darkness.
An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated.
The engine room.
Under the monster and its teeth.
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.
My favorite picture from the mills. These charts remind me of star charts or orbiting planets.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
Parts lockers on the top floor of the power plant.