So the first thing that I noticed about the Endicott-era structure (well...other than it was ugly, have I mentioned that it was ugly?) was that it looked completely closed off and inaccessible. There are some cool-looking spaces that are closed off in the rest of the fort, but the grey concrete mass that was built to support the disappearing 12-inchers is a whole lot more dank, dark and creepy by design, which makes it a great place for white-nosed bats to hang out, which of course we're not supposed to be messing with.

This being said, just because it's physically unattractive doesn't mean that I didn't want to poke around in it. And I do hope that I haven't given it a complex or damaged its fragile self-esteem by jabbering on about how unbricklike it is.