At the extreme eastern end of the plant is a bank of modern concrete silos. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.
To the right is the spiral staircase. This building had a definite “floor problem”.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods.
A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused.