Goddamnit I LOVE America!!!!! A natural reaction with this kind of view. Similar Images ...based on the tags: gauges, graffiti, patriotic, rusty... A small machine shop level. In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape. The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it. These ceramic bricks were likely from the fireproof tunnel that connected the elevators. A switchboard to control the flow of electricity into the plant from the city and generators. The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded. This load of lime seems to have been left right where it was loaded. Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless. These machines are at least 100 years old.