Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
A storm passes over BOMARC’s center row of launch buildings. You can clearly see the tracks on which the roof would retract for launch.
The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
We people are so small.
About a second after the explosives were triggered.