The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.
The portal facing Taconite Harbor (at a healthy distance) is mostly closed. Some kids put bullet holes in it. Shooting down a long tunnel is extremely dangerous, and you should not do it, obviously. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
Asbestos-cord-wrapped glass tongs piled in a shed next to the pouring line.
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
The large domed rooms were surreal.
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves.
Looking up at the end of the dock at the night sky, with just the hint of the Northern Lights in the sky.