U.S Steel had a mill in Gadsden, AL. When I moved there it had been abandoned for years. I tried unsuccessfully several times to get in and photograph it. Each time I was told it’s just too dangerous. Then one day the caretaker called me and asked if I was still interested. I said hell yeah. Come to find out the reason for concern was there were underground tunnels leading from one facility to the next, and you could fall in if you weren’t careful. Anyway I did these shots in HDR.
Underground tunnels? That makes me wonder what was made there and why underground tunnels were needed. My work took me to some places that were kinda ‘secret’ and most had underground areas that from topside, nobody would guess to what was below or the extent of the ‘facilities’ One such installation has only recently been fully filled in and then sold off for a housing estate.
Sad times. I went to quite a few steel mills in my career. Cardiff, Swansea, Sheerness Steel.among a few. For me, it is depressing to have seen derelict sites that were thriving not that many years ago…
We had one.They knocked it down and just left the land for years.In time grass,shrubs and and small trees grew on it.It was home to all sorts even Skylarks.I used to walk across it one the way to work in the morning,it was much nicer
Concreted over now of course.