This is the view from the access way/tunnel in a half mile long ore wall at the former US Steel Mills ore unloading and storage facility. This ore wall was part of the ore sorting structure which consisted of a 30 foot tall 2.500 foot long by 500 foot wide reinforced concrete enclosure. Ore bearing great lakes freighters, such as The Edmund Fitzgerald, would dock in the channel just outside this coffin shaped door and conveyer belts would place the iron ore in the enclosure. The ore would be spread and sorted by overhead cranes spanning the 500 wide width of the enclosure that could traverse up and down the length of the enclosure. The long abandoned property was recently cleaned up and converted into a city park preserving the remaining structures.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.