Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
This used to be one of the office doors, but it’s been removed (apparently without malcontent) and placed in the shop area.
Thick glass windows allow workers to check the beet juice levels in this steel tank. You can tell by the reinforcement that it had a lot of liquid and had to hold against immense pressure. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7.
Between all of the buildings was dense growth, especially vines.
Looking toward the famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge from Lake Superior. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.