Cupola’s Worst Days A collapsing and unstable building. Similar Images ...based on the tags: collapsing, power, rusty, smokestacks, trestles... “Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian. Lockers for the boiler room workers. In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark. Steam pipes squirm around the stacks. Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust. Looking past the Osborn along the side of the Hughitt Slip, where there have always been grain elevators for more than 100 years. I follow this advice every day. You should too. This photo illustrates how vertical the complex is. The surgical suite was flooding.