Rust Forms on an American Dream
Miranda Crotsley and Hollen Barmer toast at the reception following their wedding at the Carrie Furnaces site in Rankin, Pennsylvania, USA on May 28, 2016.
After visiting the furnaces for the first time in September 2014 they found Carrie to be "breathtakingly, heartbreakingly, hauntingly beautiful ruins in what used to be a cradle of industry and innovation."
They said they have a huge respect for the work that took place at Carrie,and also have a desire to preserve the site itself, Carrie's strange beauty, and the resilience of people and nature in repurposing and reclaiming the site.
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.