A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
A typical hallway in the rocket assembly line.
A shot of Longmont from the highway. Fuji 35mm.
All of the bucket conveyors crashed on this work floor when their casings were scrapped. Note all of the valves to open the grain flow.
A firedoor dating to the original car barn is roped off, anticipating demolition.
Robotic pincers to move molten rods of glass between machines.
Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here.
I wish I knew what has become of this great one-of-a-kind sign that used to brag how many days the Clyde Iron factory has gone without a serious accident. Update: It’s hanging in one of the smaller venue spaces behind the bar.