Cockpit One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on. Similar Images ...based on the tags: buttons, cables, chairs, control-panels, grimy, offices, switches, water, windows... John’s wife’s face. Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos. This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure. A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air. When you watch TV from the jars, it seems so much more real, they tell me. The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana. Before the clouds broke, I snapped this profile of the dumping control room and its spiral staircase. These are the colors that I dream in. This part of the roundhouse was being brought down by rain and gravity.