Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
This might have been part of the Pioneer Pellet Plant. It looks to be a ball mill, which pulverizes ore by spinning it with thousands of ball bearings.
“See anything?” “No, just more of it.” “How much to go?” “Oh god–we’ve only seen about 10%.” “Guess we should keep moving then…”
A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.