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Old June 20th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #21
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Here's Michigan Central Station. When i saw it i was like wow nice building! Than i got closer and was like WTF? why is such a beautiful building abandoned???

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So, why IS it abandoned?
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #22
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Yeap, very sad to see beautiful buildings abandoned,
there's also one in Mexico City with a strange design called
Torre Insignia.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 04:11 PM   #23
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This is St. Francis Square in Ortigas Center, Philippines:







Its developer filed for bankruptcy during the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 while it was still under construction. There are still plans to finish the project in the future.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:18 PM   #24
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Atlanta Medical Arts Building (1927), 384 Peachtree Street
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The Atlanta Constitution Building (1948), 143 Alabama Street
Not very tall, but an interesting design.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:48 PM   #25
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Hey, Peachtree TV!
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 11:55 PM   #26
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"Here's Michigan Central Station. When i saw it i was like wow nice building! Than i got closer and was like WTF? why is such a beautiful building abandoned???"

Because of automobiles. They helped make Detroit and they also helped to remove parts of it.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #27
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Katek Coal Institute tower in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.




Hotel Parus in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.




As of now, there are assumable plans to finish both.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #28
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interesting blog about the decline of Johannesburg, including plenty of abandoned skyscrapers:

http://deathofjohannesburg.blogspot.com/

A bit cynical and apologetic, but food for thought nonetheless.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #29
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The Torre Insignia in Mexico City is abandoned and I couldn't think of a good use for it since it has a bell inside of it.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #30
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Well, I guess i will be crosing JoBurg off my places to visit list. Looks like a proper hellhole!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #31
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lady luck hotel/casino in downtown las vegas. it was originally closed in order to renovate it but then it changed owners and it now looks like it may follow the old el rancho which stood shuttered and abandoned on the strip for over 8 years


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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #32
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The Torre Insignia in Mexico City is abandoned and I couldn't think of a good use for it since it has a bell inside of it.
Im not from Mexico City but is this what you are talking about? the one with a pyramid shape?


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Old June 30th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #33
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Yes, sir.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 05:09 AM   #34
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heres a few feom kings park long island ny this was a large mential hosptial that was clsoed down in 1996 the whole sight is still there to this day and it has to 12 store buildings one was compleated in the 30's and the outher in the 60's this place was known as the kings park Psychiatric Center

this was building 7
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and this was building 93
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Old July 1st, 2008, 09:21 PM   #35
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Well, I guess i will be crosing JoBurg off my places to visit list. Looks like a proper hellhole!
That website is more than a little negative and is set up by ppl (i believe) who fled South Africa after the fall of Apartied! - says it all! Joburg is improving rampidly, and has achieved loads in a short space of time! You should have a look at the South African forums and there is several photo galleries around that show how its improvin. I started off wiv the same viewpoint but now its the opposite and i see Joburg as pure potential and improvement!
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 12:25 AM   #36
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That website is more than a little negative and is set up by ppl (i believe) who fled South Africa after the fall of Apartied! - says it all! Joburg is improving rampidly, and has achieved loads in a short space of time! You should have a look at the South African forums and there is several photo galleries around that show how its improvin. I started off wiv the same viewpoint but now its the opposite and i see Joburg as pure potential and improvement!

Are the photos on the site fake? They don't seem to be...and if not, they speak for themselves.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 01:44 AM   #37
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The Johannesburg photos are terrifying. I have never been there & donīt think everythingīs like that over there, but itīs sad to see all those buildings devastated and run down like this. Didnīt expect that much of a bad thing.
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"Blue Tooth" in Moscow, never finished, but have chances of being finished in future:
The interior looks amazing.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #39
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The Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel in Houston has stood vacant for some time now, and there is a project to bring it back into use as an Omni Hotel.
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