This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
The conveyorway that carried the sintering material to the mixing floor at the top of the plant.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
As if they were planning to move the furniture out of the hospital, it all sits in the main hallway in the ground floor.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
The building was the victim of many small fires over the years, and one big fire in 1995.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.