Sonnenstrahlen, “sunbeams”, come through the kicked-up coke dust covering everything below the sintering floor.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
At an abandoned train repair shop.
This is what I believe to be the Masonic Cottage, where infected Freemasons would be treated together and enjoy some simple luxuries because of their social connections. Freemasonry is still popular in North Dakota.
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.
An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick.