A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
The old crane swung on windier days over the Worthington Steam Pump. This is probably last used to disassemble the antique generators, which are all now gone.
These tubes would bring cement to the top of the plant for storage in the silos.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. Looking out the window a the foundations of the demolished company homes.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
A quick shot with a Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 (V1-M Mount). Possibly my favorite lens. Birds love these postindustrial ruins, and they hated me exploring and photographing them.