Kabelkanal Scrappers infamously gutted the factory, but this one green conduit going from the sintering floor all the way to ground level seems to have been spared. Similar Images ...based on the tags: floorless, heights, holes-of-death, pillars, pipes... The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it. 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. This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them. The sun sets in front of a huge concrete building—about four times the size of the power plant. Probably a corn storage bin from an ethanol operation that ran here in the 1980s. The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color. The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this. The giant radiators in this casting shop look like a flag to me. A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks. I really liked the bulky pillars on this outer-ring cottage.