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What used to be an industrial park is now a historical landmark for the city of Birmingham. The Sloss Furnaces was built more than 100 years ago when the city was still in its peak of industrial business. Today, The Sloss is a rusting attraction of what used to be an arena of tons of pig iron every day.

In 1971, when the international and local markets were dominated by plastics, together with the foreign business competition, and the Clean Air Act, The Sloss Furnace shut down. The place was abandoned for ten years and then after that, the city government decided to turn the place into a public tourist attraction. So they repaint the place and planted flowers and grass all over the industrial park.

The Sloss is now a magnificent red mini city surrounded with humungous tunnels and pipes with the absence of smokes and toxic fumes. The purpose of this landmark is to educate people about furnace equipments and its processes. Visitors will have a fantastic view of the 18-acre park with a top view from the Furnace Number One.

What made The Sloss more exciting and publicly appealing are a number of its ghost stories. The place was even featured in the cable show Ghost Adventures who told frightening tales of workers who died in the Sloss? furnaces. The organization who runs Sloss was not able to transform the place into a more humane attraction because of its horror urban legends.
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