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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:05 PM   #41
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Not sure if a thread already exists for this. Here is one famous one in Buffalo New York, Buffalo Central Station:

just splendid, love this art deco(?)design

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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #42
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Birmingham, UK has Five Ways Tower. This building allegedly has Sick Building Syndrome.



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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #43
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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?
Thats heartbreaking to see!
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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #44
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Looks like one building used for a scene in the "I Am Legend" movie (where the mutated dogs attack after the sunset).
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Old February 4th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #45
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Michigan Central Station

This photographer specializes in urban decay (strange I know). But his image of Michigan Central is incredible...



There is also a few good pics at the Wikipedia article...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station

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Old February 5th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #46
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Looks like one building used for a scene in the "I Am Legend" movie (where the mutated dogs attack after the sunset).
that building was nyc grand central station
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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #47
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Michael Bay likes this building, he used it in The Island, Transformers and Transformers 2
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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #48
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That's indeed a very beautiful building.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #49
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The Edificio Somallan in Havana, Cuba was built in 1951. It was originally intended for use as a residential building. However, Skyscraperpage,com claims it is also has government and office use, something that a building like this is not intended to be used for. Also, the lower part of the building is either left unfinished or fell into disrepair.
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People are living on the upper floors? are there elevators?
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Old June 7th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #51
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There better be some elevators in that building. If there aren't any elevators, I hope there's a stairwell. If I were to live in the top floors of a building that high, I would rather take the elevator up to my residence than run up the stairwell.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 05:01 AM   #52
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wow. It's so eerie seeing towers that look nice and new from afar but are clearly abandoned closer up.

Keep up this thread!!!
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Old June 7th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #53
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some of these buildings look awesome indeed. its such a shame that some of them are neglected....with some refurbishment they could look amazing once again
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This is the National Hotel(Hotel Nacional in Portuguese) at Săo Conrado Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The company that owned the hotel bankrupted and the building wich is a Oscar Nyemeyer's project is now abandoned.



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The 37-storey skyscraper in Copacabana has also been vacant for some time. It was going to be put up for use again in 2008, but the renovation plans were scrapped.



Rio de Janeiro is one of the cities bidding for the 2016 Olympics, and these two buildings need to be put up to use again if Rio were to win the bid. They cannot be left unused forever, even during the Olympics.
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The Edificio Somallan in Havana, Cuba was built in 1951. It was originally intended for use as a residential building. However, Skyscraperpage,com claims it is also has government and office use, something that a building like this is not intended to be used for. Also, the lower part of the building is either left unfinished or fell into disrepair.
That building appears to me to be completely abandoned, many of the upper-floor windows do not have glass, same thing with the building behind it to the left.

(Wondering what will happen to it after the Castro Brothers are gone and Cuba returns to the 'free' World....)

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Old July 6th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #57
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Interesting topic. I'm curious about that "blue tooth" in Moscow, how come it's not finished? It looks quite nice from outside. That stupid to build a nice looking tower and then abandon in the middle of everything. I asume that cost a little more than it was planned and the thing left there?
The thing about that building is that it was supposed to be the first russian skyscraper. It was constructed by some bulgarian company. Than the soviet union collapsed and that company moved out - they weren't payed for months. Noone really cared about that building for ages - people thought more about surviving in that new world. Nowadays it is a nice piece of land many would like to own, but the problem is that the building and the land belongs to six different people and companies, some of which have disappeared (like that bulgarian company) but still are the owners.
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Szkieletor (the Skeletor) in Kraków, Poland. An unfinished office building. Here's Wikipedia article about, with back link to... SSC

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Cool thread. The Central Terminal in Buffalo is indeed starting to come back to life, but it is still fairly abandoned. So I would list it here for the time being. Philly had one that had a fire and was vacant, but they may have torn it down. Can any Philly people confirm this?
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Old July 9th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #60
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Michigan Central Station is of the Beaux-Arts Classical style.. how i wish they would preserve the buildings.. also read in wikipedia that the Detroit City Council passed a resolution aimed at the demolition of the structure... any news?
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