The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.
Fire doors and penis talk.
The mine was built with stone, wood, and steel. It’s in good condition.
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
A classroom, perhaps from the days when the city owned the building.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!