Past the underground repair shop is this cliffside adit.
A bunk room, minus the bunks.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The control room for the whole of the plant. Sinterband here means one of the sintering lines. Temperatures, gasses, mixtures, speeds, and so on were centrally controlled here.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.