A sharp turn in the coatings department twists the steel out of sight.
When I first saw Ogilvie’s from the ground, I promised myself to look back when i found my way into this little pitched outcropping which seemed to have the best view of Thunder Bay I could imagine. It turns out, though, that there is no floor in that section; it is just extended machine access! Oh well. Mount McKay in the background in the last light.
A new loading shed to fill train cars.
A colorful makeshift wall.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
Street lights and pavement are some of the obvious signs a town used to be here.
“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.”
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
I love the texture of the rust through the decaying yellow paint.