One of my favorite night views of Fort Snelling’s so-called Upper Post, taken between snowstorms.
Sheet metal over the windows. A red boot sole in the tumbleweeds. Is it inside, or outside?
Looking across a skyway at the dust-collecting funnels, one of the few pieces of equipment that haven’t been completely decimated by time and the elements.
King Elevator sits in the corner of a more recently-defunct lumber mill: Great Western Timber. Perhaps in the future I will write the history of it. Arista 100 in 120.
The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
The fantastic Art Deco portico over the main entrance to the concourse.
The power gauge showed… broken.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.