Casting House Trestle The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, broken-windows, favorites, fences, rivets, sheet-metal, tracks, trestles... One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago. The cladding on the 1926 elevator is beginning to submit to the high velocity prairie winds. The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings. This elevator came crashing down, perhaps from the topmost floor. I wonder what it sounded like. Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view. These ceramic bricks were likely from the fireproof tunnel that connected the elevators. A collapsing and unstable building. These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level. Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.