Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
This was not always the top of the elevator.
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.
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.
An alarm panel in the powerpplant, now demolished.
The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.