Foundry Dripmarks Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, heights, holes-of-death, pillars, skylights... The boilers are gone, but round brick portals remain where they used to meet the walls of the boiler room. Behind it appears to be the coal bunker itself. The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years. Broken skyways in the sand casting house, where everything was utterly fire-resistant. This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure. Looking from the shaft room into the room where an electric hoist would be. A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door. While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left. Easier-to-demolish parts of the power plant were torched apart. Catwalks to nowhere meant lots of dead ends. The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.