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Blue windows and concrete pillars in a large empty space in one of the buildings in the abandoned General Electric factory complex on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The wood blocks on the floors were raised up in lines that looked like mole tracks in a yard. The columns hold steel rails that were used to transport machinery.


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Abandoned GE Factory #12

A large, empty space in one of the buildings in the abandoned General Electric factory complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Many of the windows in the production buildings had blue paint over the glass. This is Building 19.

The floors were made of thick blocks of wood, standing upright so that the grain is vertical. They were used to dampen vibration from machinery, to protect the concrete structure of the building. Exposure to moisture and temperature fluctuations has caused many of them to be pushed upward, give the floor the appearance of a lawn with a mole infestation!

The sprawling 100 year old factory complex occupies two large chunks of land on both sides of Broadway, just south of downtown Fort Wayne.

I made this photograph during a tour for local photographers organized by the developers who hope to transform the old factory into a residential and retail complex to be called Electric Works. We were allowed to photograph the outsides and interiors of several of the buildings on the west side of the complex.



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