This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
Looking at the Broadway from across Broadway, a beautiful Buffalo day. Note the glazed terra cotta facade–and the signs of fire damage from the first floor.
A 16-minute exposure from the roof of an abandoned building shows the aurora borealis and streaking stars.
The Dock 5 sign at track level. Probably as an aid to sailors reboarding their vessels.
This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
Inside this small iron clad mine is a couch and some clothes. It seems that for a short while, someone was living inside of it…