The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
The roof compromised, rain water rolls down the main stairway.
The King Elevator is connected by a manlift and this spiral staircase. The manlift was down–can you believe it? Note the cool turns in the vertical railings. Arista 100 on 120.
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.