Globe Dye Works Has A Three Story Conversation Piece

The boiler room in the concrete poured building which is part of the Globe Dye Works still has the boiler in it, and it’s right off the main lobby too.  And it’s huge.  Like three stories huge.  You can’t help but to stare at it.  Charlie Abdo, operations point man on the project, told me there was discussion to keep it because… well look at it.  But with scrap prices climbing higher we’re kinda at a wait and see moment.  But I’m voting keep it.  Frankford was a mecca for industry once, and that thing screams it more than anything else I’ve ever seen.  My eyes couldn’t take it all in at once.

boiler room through lobby window

boiler closeup