Cold Storage, Armour Meatpacking Plant


Update: Demolished in the summer of 2016.

Imagine hundreds or perhaps thousands of hog carcasses dangling from the ceilings of the massive refrigerator rooms at Armour.

Built of thick concrete and foam insulation, the room was still cold on a sunny day in March.

Remarkably large stalactites and stalagmites have begun to form on the ceilings and floors.

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