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... The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity. “But everyone I used to know was either dead or in prison So I came back to Minneapolis this time I think I’m gonna stay” -Tom Waits An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated. I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart. These machines are at least 100 years old. A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it. I found a face. A dead belt-o-vator. A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.