Sunday, February 24, 2013

Demolished Cement Factory Kaltenleutgeben

I haven't done much panorama-related during the last year...
The only 'larger' project i photographed was a documentation of the impressive remainders of the abandoned cement factory in Kaltenleutgeben (a small village near Vienna).

The factory was closed in 1996 which ended a long history of chalk and cement production in this area. Now, more than 16 years later, the buildings are already demolished to make place for a residental area. Only the heat exchanger tower will remain.

For an overview of the area, you should have a look on Wolfgang Stich's impressive aerial photos of the factory!

Cement Factory overview by Wolfgang Stich

Panorama Naming: I tried to understand the original meaning of the various productions sheds which is not easy as most crucial parts of the machinery were missing and a new factory was built around the old parts in the last century. If in doubt, i used the "urban exploration name" of the area in a panorama.

Please click on the caption below the image to open the panorama:

Overview of newer Factory Area from Chimney
Overview of newer Factory Area from Control Room Roof
Control Room
Power Station
Office Buildings
The "Rocket Room"
Roof area of Laboratory Hall
Changing Rooms
Electrostatic Filter Room
Roof overview of old Factory Area
Old Processing Tower
Old Factory Area with Worm Conveyor
Raw Material Conveyor Bridge
Raw Material Milling Hall

Top of Cement Blender Silo
Raw Material Storage Hall
Raw Material Conveyor
Flooded Basement of Cement Blender Silo
Old Cement Silos - Basement
Old Cement Silos with Worm Conveyor
Old Cement Silos with distribution Conveyors
Intersection with Conveyor Bridge
The "Cathedral" (I)
The "Cathedral" (II)
The "Cathedral" (III) - Furnace outlet
New Factory Area - Cement Mill
Electrical Racks
New Factory Area (II)
Quarry Delivery Hall
The "Loft"
Raw Material Conveyors
Pre-heating Tower
Furnace Roof (I)
Furnace Roof (II)
Worm Conveyor Bridge