3.2.1. Usines Gustave Boel, La Louvière
The images of this impressive iron works were taken a few months after it's last blast furnace went out of service. At least the hot rolling mill is still in operation. Many thanks to the very friendly people at UGB, who gave me permission to photograph the wonderful industrial installation. I took the images on a sweltering day, and I remember well the exhausting ascent to the top of furnace No 6.
Usines Gustave Boel, Blast Furnaces 1-5
Usines Gustave Boel, Watertowers