A me-sized hole in the half-demolished skyway looks about a story down to the ground. Step lightly. Arista 100.
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.
A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.
A tight-winding wooden staircase leads to where the ropes are tied above the stage. I am standing next to the big old film speakers while taking this.
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
2008. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.
One of the prettier Humphry Manlifts in Minneapolis, in my opinion.