One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why?
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
Trees by the beautiful Nurse’s Cottage above and behind the Kirkbride. One side looks out over farmland while the other faces the back of the hospital grounds. As of 2014, the city is allowing artists to rent spaces inside.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.
At night the city lights blast through the broken windows, casting crazy colors through the off-white interior of the mill.
Looking toward Old Taylor Distillery from the roof of Old Crow.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.