Looking Up

Since the One Main Building is a rather old gentleman of a building, it has many strange features and nooks and crannies that are often left unexplored. One thing I have noticed generally is that people rarely look up. But you can read the story of our nearly-90 year history of renovations to this building if you go into one of One Main’s many stairwells and just…look up.


The ceiling is concrete, even though it looks like wood joists covered by planks.


Nearly every staircase has a gate that prevents you from going up to the roof. Which is probably for the best.


Lots of piping, still-existent access points in the masonry for long-lost beams or pipes that have since been removed.


Found a brick, too. A successful Friday excursion!