This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.
Death. About two seconds after the explosives were triggered.
The water tower no doubt made good scrap after it hit the ground.
Looking out of the demolished skyway. Note the big hole in the floor. The lens is too wide to keep my foot out of it… I’m hanging in the superstructure that I climbed to make this photo.
The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.