In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape.
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.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why?
The conveyorway that carried the sintering material to the mixing floor at the top of the plant.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”