I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart.
An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.
Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
A typical hallway in the rocket assembly line.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
The first floor hallway between conference rooms and the diesel lab at the center of the facility
Scrawls on the side of the beams of the ‘Pipe Shop;.
This movable chute came off its rails.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.