A white star marks the landing between the Keeper’s Quarters (Second Floor) and the radiobeacon and furnace rooms (First Floor).
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
Inside the towering offices, Firestone-colored staircases connect senseless rows of wood-paneled offices.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it.
Chicago looks in as we look out, for holes and trolls where anything goes.
Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone.
A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.