This is the control room of the Bethlehem Steel North Office in Lackawanna, New York (a few minutes south of Buffalo). I can remember the first time I explored this room in 2007; it immediately reminded me of the iconic Chernobyl control room, though on a much smaller scale.
In recent years, the City of Lackawanna has desperately attempted to demolish the building. However, preservationists have so far been able to stop their efforts. Preservationists have argued that the building should be saved and become the centerpiece of a renewed waterfront and local economy.
I always found the control room to be difficult to photograph. The room has incredibly contrasting dark and bright areas. This photo is my best effort to capture a wide, symmetrical view of the desk and wall.
Bethlehem Steel North Office's control room.
This photo and many of my other photos from the Bethlehem Steel North Office were featured on TotallyCoolPix's website.