565 Comments for Bethlehem Steel Mill

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Today our family had th epleasure to walk back through time to the great American manufacturing revolution. We absolutely enjoyed visiting the Bethlehem site and came home to reseach more on the history. Your photos put a wonderful finish to the day. Thank you!
Seems like i can feel the ghosts of my father and grandfather walking past in silence. I was there in the 60's. Took the tour. Felt the heat on my cheeks. Makes me profoundly sad.
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It looks like this says limit torque control valve... whatever that may be! I would like to turn the wheel and see what happens.
Poor deer, how sad.
I'm taking a second look at your photos Mr. Motts, in light of the recent inferno that destroyed several buildings at Beth. Steel in Lackawanna on Nov. 9 2016. Apparently they were being used to store boats, cars, motor homes etc for the winter and the amount of black smoke produced was shocking.
wow, seeing your photo's bring me back to my childhood.. I can't belive it's gone what a waste..
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...that's terrible.
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The cylinder of one of the Tod blower engines. Very efficient design, using a closed loop by burning the waste furnace gas in the engines that are compressing the air for the furnaces. Unbelievable photography once again, Mr. Motts thank you for documenting and preserving the industry that won our wars and built the country.
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Thank You for sharing your artistic camera eyes with us for free! I felt like I took the "walk-through" of this historic site with each frame. My husband's family had various employee's at this mega-monster-producing facility, at multiple stages in time. I have seen it's name documented repeatedly in various genealogy documentation. Now I will add your link to our family tree on ancestry.com for others to enjoy their own journey thru these haunting silent hallows. Your photos are awesome!
I thought Buddy Holly died in 1959...how di his glasses end up here?
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You should come back to check it out, it's been made into an outdoor musical venue.
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Best shot ever, which is tough to say in my favorite project of Motts' among all of the other awesomeness. Something insanely powerful, using and developing immense temperatures and pressures, yet so refined and revered by her operators. Perfect industrial imagery from when skilled tradesmen were skilled tradesmen.
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Mott's, I must say that while the imagery you have provided all your loyal viewers is simply the best, your titles and captions lend a certain beautiful, and eerie, "feel" to every one of your projects. Outstanding work. I know I am not the only one to while away hours at a time "exploring" with you! This is far beyond your standard urbex.
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For sure - in this video, the audio is kinda crummy, but you can get a sense of the noise. Sounds pretty great about 7 minutes in. https://www.youtube.co...yPBQ&feature=related
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I would give ANYTHING to hear those 12 monsters all running at once.