The Pilgrimage to Bethlehem Steel's Abandoned Mills | Abandoned America

The Bethlehem Steel plant in Pennsylvania was once a symbol of American industrial might but went bankrupt in 2001. It has since been owned by a casino, and many of its buildings have been demolished. A photographer named Matthew Christopher explored the abandoned plant and was captivated by its immense size and machinery. Despite facing security guards and construction, he eventually gained access to the site through a friend connected to the National Museum of Industrial History. The museum has preserved some buildings, including the gas blowing rooms. Today, the Bethlehem Steel Stacks are a cultural attraction with concerts and open trestles, although further restoration efforts are desired.

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