The BOMARC launch buildings are spaced on a large concrete pad that looks like a parking lot. Out of view are underground pipes for fueling and cooling the rocket motors.
The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.
This section of the hospital recently collapsed.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation.
Instead of a pit in the floor, now there is an oversized chessboard here.
A cloud moves across the attic in front of the window. How? A photographer’s secret.
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.