A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator.
Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
2010. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
Looking up the grand stair at the second floor.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
Heavy wood doors for keeping people in.
This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.