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Old February 12th, 2010, 06:54 AM   #121
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Great development plans! I suppose those building is an abandoned grainsilo?
yes. Minneapolis is FILLED with abandoned grain silos. This one is actually very well known though
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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #122
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Thanks. I can imagine it's a hard job to make office or residantial space of those silo's. Man, that's pure concrete! But I do like the idea!
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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #123
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bulding in sp is sucks, ive been there

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Old February 13th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #124
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Does this go in here yet?

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Old February 16th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #125
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great thread, thanks for all the pics everyone !
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Old February 16th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #126
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Does this go in here yet?
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Is that an abandoned building? Looks like it's still under construction.
Where is this one situated?
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #127
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Sir, that's the Fontainebleau Hotel in Las Vegas. Should have been perfect in Macau.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #128
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Is that really abandoned? I have friends in Detroit and there are a lot of abandoned scrapers and large buildings, some with the most beautiful interiors (now decayed).
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 03:27 PM   #129
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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.
this blog is the biggest load of bullshit!

so ,amy of the buildings in the blog where they show before and after are not even the same buildings. and where the buildings have been refurbished. which is very often the case due to urban renewal - they never put the updated photos of the refurbed buildings on the website. the blog is run by a racist bigot!
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 03:33 PM   #130
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Are the photos on the site fake? They don't seem to be...and if not, they speak for themselves.
check out the south africa forums and you will see a very different picture of SA. that forum is made by apartheid loving racists! they exaggerate the negatives. they never show you the good parts of teh cities. its only the bad. they are just trying to convince themselves they did the right thing in leaving the country. if they hate sa so much why are they obsessed with posting pics and negative stories about the country. some people???
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 04:50 PM   #131
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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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This is the National Hotel(Hotel Nacional in Portuguese) at São 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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We won, and both building were already sold to Hotel Chains and will be ready for 2014 WC.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 05:14 PM   #132
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Sathorn Unique ,Bangkok , Thailand this one is almost 50 story the Monument of buble economy



















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In January 2010, Elm Place in Dallas became vacant after many offices were foreclosed. It would be the tallest abandoned building in the United States and possibly the world.

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Old March 4th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #134
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^ Elm Place has a weird ownership: the tower portion was vacated but the lower levels (under different ownership) are still open. Nearby abandoned structures, though, include the Tower Petroleum Building, Corrigan Tower, 211 North Ervay, Dallas Statler HIlton and a few others. Many have plans for redevelopment.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #136
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Thanks. I can imagine it's a hard job to make office or residantial space of those silo's. Man, that's pure concrete! But I do like the idea!
i think they are just going to demolish the silos and build a new building to look like silos, but keep the other part
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Old March 8th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #137
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This is left of the building. Waiting for a renovation. (Picture taken by Eric Offereins)
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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #138
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Isn't there already a project to renovate that building? Also, can the building receive a new top?
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Old March 21st, 2010, 08:33 PM   #139
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Tobacco Warehouse Stanley Dock, Liverpool

I guess this counts, My favourite building. This is an abandoned warehouse in Liverpool, England. In 1901 upon completion it was said to be the biggest building in the world, and nowadays still regarded as the largest Brick built building / warehouse. Also thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in Liverpool.



14 stories, 36 acres. 27 Million Bricks, 30,000 panes of glass. A small section is used on the ground floor as a weekly Market. There were plans in 2007 for redevelopment, yet nothing has materialised thus far. Such a daunting building to be near.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 10:05 PM   #140
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I recall from a visit in 1999 that Mexico City had a few high rise residential buildings which were abandoned due to earthquake settlement in the 80s, and which were leaning. Are they still there?
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