24 images Created 15 May 2014
The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1881 as part of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works, a sprawling 400-acre complex that spanned both sides of the Monogahela river. They produced up to 1,250 tons of steel a day until 1978 when they were closed. The majority of the site was razed for a shopping center but the 100-foot high furnaces still stand. The furnaces were designated as a national historic landmark in 2006 and preservation efforts are underway.