Red Vignette In its later years, metal was welded over every door and window on the ground floor. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: broken-glass, graffiti, peepholes... I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected. Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless. The bricks are decaying at different rates at this corner, making it especially colorful. Part of an ongoing series on found American flags in shuttered factories. Watching the demolition of one stockhouse from another. The two cranes were removing steel storage tanks. A bird near the old schoolyard. Watching the sun set behind downtown Detroit is my favorite memory from the building. I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex. The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it.