Asbestos rope isn’t something you can buy at Home Depot anymore, but it’s fire and heat resistant stuff; great for industrial work, like in a sugar mill.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
A different kind of tree fort.
No ambiguity here… miners, check in at this office.
Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
The secret sweet-yet-salty center of the nameless factoryscape. Home base, tuned to rule the AC and turn out Product X at record rates, I’m sure.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.