One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building.
…when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
Can you imagine workers in a food plant smoking on the job today?
The zebras had the right idea when they saw the pink beds–run.
Leather shoes in a supply closet. They seem to me men’s shoes.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
The woman in the wall has the bed; is pulling it in; is holding you down…
Police tape marks were kids got hurt in the past… probably from falling from the unstable catwalk above.