Blast Smelter View From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below. Similar Images ...based on the tags: forklifts, heights, rusty, tires, tracks... Looking into one of the fire slides, designed to evacuate patients extremely quickly. In 1880, a fire completely destroyed the asylum at St. Peter, Minnesota, killing 30 patients. The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color. These ceramic bricks were likely from the fireproof tunnel that connected the elevators. Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides. Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines. On the dark side of the workhouse at sunset, you can almost see where the walls used to be. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6. A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof. Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock. This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.