I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
Chicago looks in as we look out, for holes and trolls where anything goes.
The historical entrance.
The parking lot is in better condition than most of the complex. The left building is the lab.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
The lower portal of the Selby Tunnel, as it looks today. The area is a popular spot for homeless to camp–can you spot the tent?