Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
Camera: Pentax 67.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
Workers’ lockers, strewn across Main Street, yet still out of the way.