Here are some photos of existing conditions and proposed redevelopment for the former Bethlehem Steel lands in South Bethlehem in eastern PA. This is the largest privately-owned brownfields redevelopment site in the US.
The western portion, nearest Center City Bethlehem, is being redeveloped with a mix of condos, retail, cultural facilities, a branch college campus, parking structures and a new ice skating rink. A slot machine casino is currently being proposed, which would allow many of the old buildings to be preserved. A National Museum of Industrial History is planned, in cooperation with the Smithsonian, who have agreed to lend artifacts. Among the artifacts on-site is a gun that fired a 14 inch diameter shell. That gun was manufactured in Bethlehem in 1915 and was used on a battleship (I believe the USS Mississippi.)
The eastern 1,500 acres, closest to I-78, is being actively redeveloped into a modern industrial park, with a huge Norfolk Southern intermodal facility.
I will add more current photos in the future. These are mainly historic photos.
Old Bethlehem Passenger Train Station before historic rehab into medical offices:
Modern photo of blast furnances:
Recent aerial photo. Lehigh University is along the bottom left of the photo, on South Mountain :
Photos (most taken about 10 years ago) as part of Historic Architectural Buildings Survey:
Recent photo of blast furnaces along the Lehigh River:
Recent photo of modern business incubator development on former Steel land:
Old postcard of former Steel Headquarters, now being turned into a branch campus of a college:
Inside the incredibly long machine shop - proposed for retail if a slots casino is approved.
Iron Foundry Building:
Blast furnaces would be preserved as part of slots proposal:
Brand new office and retail development across the street from Beth. Steel:
New entrance road into older part of Bethlehem Steel complex, with decorative street lights and steel items used as decorations:
Ore crane, looks like a bridge:
Old rail line being turned into recreation path, parallel to Bethlehem Steel:
Restored storefronts down the street from Beth Steel:
Steel artifacts used as streetscape decorations: