After exploring an incredibly eerie abandoned slaughterhouse in rural Nebraska, I headed into Omaha.
A massive tower keeps vigil over a scarred plot of land where other buildings and equipment once stood, a silent monument to the corporation whose faded lettering still adorns its weathered facade. At the ground level the structure has been tagged countless times with spray paint.
The tower was used for grain storage long ago. Conveyors with rows of buckets that once hauled grain to the upper floors now hang motionless.
In one corner a rusty spiral staircase reaches from the ground all the way up to the roof.
It is a treacherous ascent that I do not recommend attempting. Some of the rooms receive natural light, while other levels are windowless and pitch dark. A few of the wedge-shaped concrete steps are missing. In the darkness it would be easy to lose one's footing and plummet several hundred feet onto the concrete below.
Much of the inner workings of the facility have been removed, leaving the massive concrete chambers empty and full of holes through which pipes and conduits ran.
A few pieces of equipment remain on the upper levels...
including massive rusty bins that once held tons of grain.
The storage silos that stood adjacent to the tower were demolished long ago. Counterweights still hang alongside the sealed doors that connected to the silos.
Not all of the doorways are sealed. On one of the upper levels a set of concrete steps leads directly outside to a fatally long drop.
After checking out the tower, I bid goodbye to Omaha and crossed into Iowa, where an abandoned mansion, an old hotel, and more were begging to be explored and documented.
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