Last month, some of my colleagues and I took a trip to Gary, Indiana to take a look inside the second tallest building in the city, the Gary State Bank. Designed in 1927 by Ivar Naess, the building is mostly vacant save for a branch of Centier Bank, although I understand there are redevelopment plans in the works. On to the photos...
The office levels were a 1970s time warp.
There was some photogenic vintage elevator equipment in the penthouse. Still in use!
The bank vault was totally intact, a reminder of an era before electronic security systems and the dephysicalisation of currency.
And finally, stellar views from the roof of U.S. Steel's Gary Works as well as the surrounding city.