Rivers Of Steel: Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 in Rankin, PA

The Tristle Bridge control room. Carrie Furnaces. Rankin, PA
The Tristle Bridge control room. Carrie Furnaces. Rankin, PA

Carrie Furnaces are the only remaining blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

The two furnaces(6 and 7) were constructed back in 1907 and remained in operation until 1978 according to Wikipedia.
The site was designated a national historic landmark in 2006.

Though the two furnaces are probably the most significant remains, other buildings are still on site including:
The blowing engine room,
The A.C. Power house,
The electrostatic precipitators and hoist houses

The site was designated a national historic landmark in 2006.

Ruins of an industrial era: Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 in Rankin, PA

It is worth mentioning that there are 4 blast furnaces at Edgar Thomson in Braddock, PA. The Edgar Thomson Steel Works furnaces have been active since 1872 and are hence the oldest remaining furnaces in the area.

Music used in the video is by Saito Koji.

The first track is called hope loop_01 while the second track is called hope loop_02.

By Kinan Faham

"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces: "Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc. "Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day. It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.

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