Twenty-Five Million Minutes Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, clouds, fields... My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn. The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power. …when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with. Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica M7. Serious enough to write across the side of the tank, but not serious enough to have a sign made. Looking through a launcher doorway at an outbuilding… the fire truck garage, if I recall correctly. Fomapan medium format in Pentax 67. The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way. Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design. Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows. Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.