Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
A breeze and broken window has animated one of the few curtains still hanging in Nopeming as of 2015.
The engine room.
On the left are rows of dayrooms; on the right is one of two long hallways which connect the two halves of the hospital. The large, center section of the hallway would fit chairs for patients to look out on the gardens. They called it a conservatory. This hallway would be as close as some patients would get to nature.
Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.
The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
The machine shop today.
A familiar scene in Control Tower B, though the microphone has not been used for years.
At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.