A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.
Made by the Mergenthalen Linotype Company of New York, this model series (300) was introduced in 1960 and boasted a 12-line-per-minute reproduction rate.
The entrance to the area where staff could sleep.
Shoes and booze, backstage.
Latin; to grow. Root of the English word ‘surge’.
The pigeons and raccoons have no use for these, so they will sit empty until snow or fire removes them by force.