This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
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 only door into a large windowless concrete room, probably a storage bin. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
This photo illustrates how vertical the complex is.
The coke plant looked more natural through a grimy window.