- Posted February 12, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Wheeling-Pitt Steel Mill in Steubenville, Ohio
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
I'm fascinated with industrial abandonments mostly because it shows how far America has come and how stagnant our country is as a producer of goods. It wasn't that long ago that people could make a decent living in this country making things. Now people buy these bastions of commerce and scrap them for money--tearing down and shipping jobs to foreign countries instead of continuing to invest in America and her prosperity.
I think America's abandonments say more about this countries penchant for capitalism above all else (and this equally applies to all the abandoned mental health facilities in the country). What we don't care for, well, we don't care for.