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(Vimeo)   A haunting video of what a disintegrating, yet still operational, Soviet steel mill looks like   (vimeo.com) divider line 31
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2013-01-13 07:05:07 AM  
Disintegrating?  Other than a few dented air ducts, it looked fine to me.  It's supposed to look rough and dirty.  It's a steel mill, not an Apple store.
 
2013-01-13 08:52:01 AM  
Thanks, subby. For some reason Soviet-era industrial design fascinates me.
 
2013-01-13 09:09:09 AM  

Elvis_Bogart: Disintegrating? Other than a few dented air ducts, it looked fine to me.


This. Pittsburgh's steel mills looked a lot worse in their heyday, let alone decades on.
 
2013-01-13 09:27:32 AM  
Nice find subby, thanks for that. I liked watching that, a lot.
 
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2013-01-13 10:39:31 AM  
I've worked in a foundry. It was nothing like that though. Good find subby.

/+1 for the find
//From a dirtylegger to core-maker - FTW
 
2013-01-13 10:46:31 AM  
When does it get tot he part where it shows this "Haunting disintegration" subby spoke of?

Being a fan of shows like Modern Marvels, How it's Made, Ultimate Factories etc. this looks like every other industrial factory I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-13 10:46:36 AM  

Elvis_Bogart: Disintegrating?  Other than a few dented air ducts, it looked fine to me.  It's supposed to look rough and dirty.  It's a steel mill, not an Apple store.


Came here to say this.. It actually looks well kept, maintained and upgraded over time too..
 
2013-01-13 10:49:18 AM  

Elvis_Bogart: Disintegrating?  Other than a few dented air ducts, it looked fine to me.  It's supposed to look rough and dirty.  It's a steel mill, not an Apple store.


To be fair, there were several broken windows too.
"Haunting" would be children using chain winches to move the slabs of steel around, not fully functioning automated hydraulic systems.
I suspect subby has never seen the inside of any industrial plant.
 
2013-01-13 10:49:36 AM  
Perhaps it's a new meaning of "distintegrating', with which I am unfamiliar.

Great video, and the bit of Klaus Schulze was very appropriate,
 
2013-01-13 11:06:13 AM  
I fully expect that to be a level in Half-Life 3. You can even use the same soundtrack.
 
2013-01-13 11:19:32 AM  
in Советских russia, steel mills YUO
/ fark filters sov russia???
 
2013-01-13 11:30:44 AM  
Honest question to anyone who might have ever been in a steel mill: Are they really that dark, or is that just the videographer setting the exposure to capture the orange glowiness better?
 
2013-01-13 11:35:39 AM  
How the average working looks at the end of the day:

mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-01-13 11:35:41 AM  
Live in Hamilton. Just looks like Stelco to me.... except that people are actually working.
 
2013-01-13 11:38:52 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Honest question to anyone who might have ever been in a steel mill: Are they really that dark, or is that just the videographer setting the exposure to capture the orange glowiness better?


Nah, that's just during a lull, usually its more like this:
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-13 11:43:38 AM  
That place is running a lot better than ours.
 
2013-01-13 11:52:23 AM  
www.ohgizmo.com
 
2013-01-13 11:57:52 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Honest question to anyone who might have ever been in a steel mill: Are they really that dark, or is that just the videographer setting the exposure to capture the orange glowiness better?


Mostly the latter. They're not going out of their way to make it super great inside, but it IS adequately lit for the workers to safely do their jobs.
 
2013-01-13 01:03:50 PM  
So many ways to get maimed or killed.
 
2013-01-13 01:17:48 PM  

Charlie Freak: Thanks, subby. For some reason Soviet-era industrial design fascinates me.


You should read The Red Star. Amazing, grungy, dieselpunk Soviet tech and sorcery? Yes, please.

\now if they'll just finish the Goddamn story
 
2013-01-13 01:51:25 PM  

thisiszombocom: fark filters sov russia


Yes
 
2013-01-13 02:03:55 PM  
Being old, heavily used and stil in business is a sign of greatness.

Just ask your mom.
 
2013-01-13 04:40:33 PM  

Charlie Freak: Thanks, subby. For some reason Soviet-era industrial design fascinates me.


So you haven't been to Bethlehem Steel in PA, then. Looks exactly the same only it's truly falling down.
 
2013-01-13 08:09:59 PM  
As a former steel worker, I got a kick of this.
 
2013-01-13 10:44:18 PM  
That was freakin' sweet.

Subject, pictures, pacing, and music worked together in rare form.

If only it weren't vertical video...
 
2013-01-13 11:12:15 PM  

Tillmaster: Great video, and the bit of Klaus Schulze was very appropriate,


I'm sure Klaus would Dig It.

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2013-01-14 12:45:22 AM  

Cletus from Canuckistan: Tillmaster: Great video, and the bit of Klaus Schulze was very appropriate,

I'm sure Klaus would Dig It.

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Synthgasm.
 
2013-01-14 02:04:18 AM  

GoldDude: Elvis_Bogart: Disintegrating?  Other than a few dented air ducts, it looked fine to me.  It's supposed to look rough and dirty.  It's a steel mill, not an Apple store.

To be fair, there were several broken windows too.
"Haunting" would be children using chain winches to move the slabs of steel around, not fully functioning automated hydraulic systems.
I suspect subby has never seen the inside of any industrial plant.


I worked in a steel mill a couple decades ago, though not a hot-strip mill. The mill I worked at was better maintained and more automated. So while the mill is not disintegrating, it's probably incapable of producing steel at the quality and price demanded these days.

And yes, there are plenty of ways to meet your Maker at the steel mill, if you and everybody else are not careful or the mill decides to skimp on certain areas of maintenance.
 
2013-01-14 07:39:24 AM  

AcneVulgaris: So many ways to get maimed or killed.


Reminds me of this

Nobody maimed or killed, as long as they stay the eff back. Cleanup on aisle 3.
 
2013-01-14 08:06:12 AM  

Deep Contact: As a former steel worker, I got a kick of this.


likewise.
 
2013-01-14 09:53:46 AM  
Nothing decrepit about this mill. This looks pretty typical for a mill that makes your average grades.
 
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