Here, try to guess which building it seems to me the most impressive of those that occur in the post-Soviet space? The cathedral, the fortress, the old city? Blast furnace!
These rusty, smoky, terrestrial giant monsters I can watch endlessly. I think of all the man-made structures in their spectacular of grim beauty and power, for dominance over the person and the surrounding landscape from the blast furnace can be compared only to the Gothic cathedral. They are comparable in size. Blast furnaces - this is the Gothic cathedrals of the twentieth century, cast iron Temples of the Gods. Or - altars of Moloch.
In fact, the blast furnace without any additional elements such as pipe looks like this: