Gary State Bank / by Serhii Chrucky

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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.

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There was some photogenic vintage elevator equipment in the penthouse. Still in use!

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The bank vault was totally intact, a reminder of an era before electronic security systems and the dephysicalisation of currency. 

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And finally, stellar views from the roof of U.S. Steel's Gary Works as well as the surrounding city.

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