The Power Plant
I have passed by this site many, many times before Silent Search, Dokk, and I decided to check it out.  At the time we were there, it was pretty much wide open, but since then the area has been sealed off pending some of the construction that seems to be hinted at in the images below.

Here's the plant (sans the towers which were detonated a few weeks before we got around to checking the place out).

There appeared to be much construction underway (or at least gearing up), but there really wasn't much evidence of that on the inside.

Throughout most sections of the building, huge rooms were empty of machinery or just about anything else aside from equipment brought in by the construction crew (e.g., the stuff along the wall) and some dust that was brought in on the wind from the four-part harmonies of Kansas.

I don't know if I'd go so far as to say you need to watch out for the Minotaur in here, but it was an unusual layout that was almost a 3-D maze.

In the picture above, you can see that there are multiple levels to the "maze."  This is one of the lower sections.  You probably recognize it as a level in Quake or Doom or Jedi Knight or something.

A very small space that I figured I'd diet before exploring.

Here are some of the stairways and walkways that show the scale of some of the descents in the place.

Note: Black squares fly around the place and attach themselves to the faces of explorers who are worried about being razzed about their hobbies by their coworkers.

It places the lotion in the basket. 

Another such section.  Those are stairs in the back if you're looking for a frame of reference or opportunity for a personal injury lawsuit.

Other sections of the plant had larger pieces of equipment in them.  I wish I knew what function a lot of it performed, but I don't know what previously occupied this space to see what was required for its removal.

Point to ponder: Do power plants get electric bills?

Do you hear the theme from Flashdance when you look at this or am I just a little too obsessed with Jennifer Beals since The L-Word came out?

More walkways.  I knocked Darth Vader off one of these.  If he says different, he's full of it.

More equipment.  More colors.  This season in the casual wear department.

In spite of the doors, apparently the looters got in anyway because there was nothing to steal.

On the catwalk.  Silent Search shakes his little tushie on the catwalk, yeah.

A loading dock entrance.  More pics of that later when we get back downstairs again.

Okay, here's the end of the entrance.  A bunch of bricks.  Whoop de doo!

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