The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
These long curved corridors connected the wards. Locked doors on both of their ends were a security and comfort feature. Sounds and people would be sealed in their respective wards, as the hallways would act like beautiful airlocks; they were so long that it was unlikely that doors would be open on both sides at the same time. Portra 160.
When not running 24 hours a day during a campaign, the plant was being repaired. Every sugar mill has a large shop and parts room for those times.
This is what the complex looks like today to the bare eye. Dull, monochrome, quiet.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
Some of the rotting clothes were in boxes, split long ago from moisture. Others were just heaped in piles.