A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
Approaching the tunnel I heard about for so long…
2005. Looking across the Mississippi from a park the night after the first snow.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
Demolition about 50% complete.
A bright red light blinks on the end of the abandoned dock to ward off passing boats.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.