If there were no other options, operators could climb this ladder from the Communications Room to the surface, after opening two heavy steel hatches, of course.
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.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
Another perfect Indianan sunset alights like a bird on the tops of the vent houses and tree-packed smokestacks.
This view of BCT shows the portico where the main entrance is at the base of the office tower, and the clock.
Portland Huron and downtown Duluth from the end of the Elevator A slip.