Looking down the walkway that traces the bottom side of the ore dock.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
These long curved corridors connected the wards. Locked doors on both of their ends were a security and comfort feature. Sounds and people would be sealed in their respective wards, as the hallways would act like beautiful airlocks; they were so long that it was unlikely that doors would be open on both sides at the same time. Portra 160.
In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape.
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
Numbers on a pillar counted tank capacity for a removed water container; an unhinged door in an unhinged factory beguiles those looking for an exit.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.