The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.
Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
A 24-hour clock that reeks of the 1970s. A ladder stenciled “LTV”–the failed steel company that built this dock. There is more, if you look closer.
What looks to be a skip for repairing the dock, in the concrete steeple.
The lights of the active docks keep the retired #6 up all night.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.