Ruins of Coke Furnaces Demolished coke furnaces. See my article on ACME Coke in Chicago to get a feeling for what this looked like before it got knocked down. Similar Images ...based on the tags: ruins... Some of the ruins are way off the beaten path… foundations of tank stands and pillars of buildings that never had walls or roofs. The inside of the hotel, as seen from inside its beer cave. The EPA has been doing work on and off over the past few years, digging up the foundations of the demolished steel mill to clean up the site. There are many skeletal remains of buildings that were burned to destroy the pollutants inside. It’s not an uncommon step in a cleanup. Near the old slag dump there are the remains of the pouring buckets that received the molten steel from the US Steel blast furnaces, filled to the brim with pig iron. They must be incredibly heavy! These concrete blocks were formed to be solid mounts for machinery. All the metal was scrapped in the late 1990s, leaving these modern ruins. Seagulls love them. For 20 years, this served as the public library. According to blogger, this has been moved to Springer. Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100 Some of the workings inside the ruins of the Gold Prince Mill are still obvious, such as this steel ore chute over that used to feed a floatation tank.