Age of Industry
These beautiful industrial monsters from the end of the 19th century are doomed. Useless since 1979, the Hulett ore unloaders are rusting in a city that cannot afford to watch them rust, Cleveland.
A city should have the courage to let go of the past, but these 100-foot-tall, 880-ton machines have undone the past and now maintain a presence that is so powerful and dream-like. Their use-value shifted from being unloaders to works of art.
(Note to my critics: Do not compare the Hulett ore unloaders to King Street Station or that downtown church.)