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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:43 AM   #181
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Can a boarded-up building still be renovated/brought back into use if its structural condition is not terrible? Also, what is the purpose of boarding up a building?
As long as the structure is sound, most buildings can be rehabilitated. Just depends how much someone is willing to spend and put into that effort.

Boarding up a building prevents vandals from smashing windows, protecting the interior from the outside elements, and squatters living in them. Just to name a few.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 04:36 AM   #182
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Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas. One of the first skyscrapers built outside of a major city.

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Been here before. This building empty literally ruins the entire city.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 05:11 AM   #183
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As of today - 10 July 2010 - this building remains abandoned. Someone bought it last year, but it is to remain abandoned for ten to twenty years at least until the economy improves, according to the new owner (I believe it is Carl Ichan).

Thanks repukes (republican party) for your SHIT policies which have brought the world to the brink of financial DEPRESSION!!! It is the greedy repukes and ONLY the repukes who have caused this!!! And now the country is considering giving it all back to them - and the teabaggers - after less than two year of trying to fix THEIR mess!!!!
I recommend that you (and everyone) read the book, Reckless Endangerment, by NY Times writer Gretchen Morgensen and Joshua Rosner, to get a better understanding of the real estate bubble of the late 2000s and the decades of reckless policies that contributed to it. The preface has a "cast of characters", real people whe were instrumental in creating the disaster. You would be surprised to see which party most of them are affiliated with.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 12:14 PM   #184
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some of the abandoned skyscraper was wasted.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #185
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Can a boarded-up building still be renovated/brought back into use if its structural condition is not terrible? Also, what is the purpose of boarding up a building?
Sure it can. Sydney's famous Queen Victoria Building lay boarded up and derelict for a long time until the mid 1980s, and now it is a luxury shopping mall.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #186
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Martin tower in bethlehem, pa
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Old July 29th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #187
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Detroit's fabulous Michigan Central Station, second in size only to New York's Grand Central Station.... has been getting an upgrade...

Granted that no plans have yet been formulated on its' future use... but at least a new roof has been installed, all the debris and much of the graffiti removed, and new windows installed. Supposedly this is the pet project of the wife of the billionaire owner of the nearby Ambassador Bridge (busiest border crossing between USA/Canada).

Although work is still underway... the dark brooding hulk is now starting to shine.... with lights on inside...

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Old July 29th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #188
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I wish more updates would be released with the restoration progress!
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Old August 19th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #189
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JAKA Tower also known as CHAKA (meaning: UGLY) Tower, a casualty of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. This is the only unfinished/abandoned tower along Ayala Avenue, Makati *sigh*. Every time I see this building, it makes me really want to nuke it.


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You better nuke it first or else I will do it
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Old August 21st, 2012, 03:02 PM   #190
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You better nuke it first or else I will do it
If you nuke it the whole city will be destroyed.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 04:44 PM   #191
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JAKA Tower also known as CHAKA (meaning: UGLY) Tower, a casualty of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. This is the only unfinished/abandoned tower along Ayala Avenue, Makati *sigh*. Every time I see this building, it makes me really want to nuke it.


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What is that nice tall glassy tower behind it ? I've never seen it before.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 05:33 PM   #192
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it's the GT Int'l Tower



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Old August 21st, 2012, 06:14 PM   #193
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Johannesburg

Here are a couple from down town Joburg. Pretty much all of these buildings have been abandoned due to crime in this part of town.

The first pic is of the former Carlton Hotel, once the pride of Johannesburg, a five star hotel that played host to the rich and famous. Vacant since 1997


The former Johannesburg Sun, another exclusive hotel building that has been abandoned. Vacant since 2003


IBM's former office in the CBD, vacant since 2005



Old Mutual's former building in the CBD. Vacant since 2000

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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:47 PM   #194
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By the way, qhat exactly is the tallest vacant building in the world that was formerly used for any function? It could possibly be the Book Tower in Detroit, although there could possibly be a taller building.
Torre David - Centro Financiero Confinanzas almost 80% finished until the Venezuelan Financial Crisis in the 90's , now 15 years later thanks to the Communist Hugo Chavez politics is occupied for people that invade the unfinished structure, living in the Office, Hotel and even the parking areas

there are 52 floors and no, theres not a single elevator running... theres not even running water or electricity

thats Venezuelan Socialism of the 21th century

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Old August 21st, 2012, 08:51 PM   #195
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wow that looks like crap. Are the other buildings surrounding this tower occupy by professionals office workers? Is this like in the middle or close to the business office district?
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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:45 PM   #196
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Abandoned skyscraper @ Bangkok

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Bangkok : Abandoned Skyscraper by -AX-, on Flickr

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Bangkok : Abandoned skyscraper by -AX-, on Flickr

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wow that looks like crap. Are the other buildings surrounding this tower occupy by professionals office workers? Is this like in the middle or close to the business office district?
Is in the middle to the business office district.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 09:51 AM   #198
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Some abandoned buildings in Malaysia

Located in Genting Highlands, Malaysia
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I don't know about you but abandoned buildings that once saw thier heyday really makes me feel depressed by AsianTulip, on Flickr

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Neighbouring hotel...totally abandoned by AsianTulip, on Flickr


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Abandoned hotel by whimsicalbunneh, on Flickr

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Pekeliling Flats: Deserted and dangerous
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The flats, where its last occupants vacated the premises in the late 2008, were left to rot.

Since then, vagrants, drug addicts and the homeless have made the 17-storey flats their home.

Safety activist and expert Capt K. Bala said the abandoned flats were a perfect place for crime and a hotbed for illegal activities.

“The flats are located in a prime area with a bus terminal and monorail station, which makes it a high human traffic area. These people can become victims of crime,” he said.

According to Bala, abandoned buildings are the perfect places to commit a crime of opportunity and related the 1987 unsolved murder of 10-year-old Ang May Hong.

“The little girl’s body was found several hours later in an unoccupied house about 200m from her home in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
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Torre David - Centro Financiero Confinanzas almost 80% finished until the Venezuelan Financial Crisis in the 90's , now 15 years later thanks to the Communist Hugo Chavez politics is occupied for people that invade the unfinished structure, living in the Office, Hotel and even the parking areas

there are 52 floors and no, theres not a single elevator running... theres not even running water or electricity

thats Venezuelan Socialism of the 21th century


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to ousted Communist | Dictator Hugo Chavez since 1999 in office
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