This is the real reason I slept in the top of the power plant that summer night; not for the storm, but for the sunrise. Almost everything visible here is abandoned.
A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass.
A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!
Looking at the side of 4B from the roof of its car shed.
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.
A rail maintenance building. I liked the color of the tree against the peeling red paint.
The same view in 2007. Superior, WI, some have said, is a suburb of Duluth, MN. It’s more like a sub-suburb, I would argue. It’s the industrial district that is technically in another state, one that sells beer on Sundays. Perspective is looking out of the mostly-disassembled larger (newer) elevator.
HDR matrix panorama. Looking from the grain elevators, now doomed, toward the city between the flour mill’s water tower and tile elevator’s neon sign, the old and new economies seem almost united. Yet the financial centers rise in reality to shadow the now-abandoned industry and manufacturing. The way of things, I’m told.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.