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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #1
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Ghostscrapers - Abandoned skyscrapers

Not sure if a thread already exists for this. Here is one famous one in Buffalo New York, Buffalo Central Station:

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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #2
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This is a good thread you started. Would love to see compilations of buildings that were once used. Lets see if there are even larger abandoned structures than Buffalo Central.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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never used but abandoned all the same, the pyongyang pyramid
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Both Pyongyang Pyramid and Buffalo Central looks kinda gothic and evil looking. Sorta belong to evil organization in Gotham City...he he he....I guess no one wants to occupy that building anyway. Creepy looking too....
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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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"Blue Tooth" in Moscow, never finished, but have chances of being finished in future:
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Old June 21st, 2007, 04:53 AM   #6
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that is so wierd....haha i dont know of any! great thread and idea!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 04:56 AM   #7
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I stayed in a hotel in Shenzhen that was half abandoned. a few of the top floors were empty. I went up onto the roof.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 05:31 AM   #8
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Ryungyong Hotel was the only one I knew.

Good thread btw
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:02 AM   #9
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never used but abandoned all the same, the pyongyang pyramid
That's the Ryungyong Hotel.

HK has alot of gritty buildings but hardly any abandoned ones.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:16 AM   #10
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There are a few of them in Detroit.
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There are a few of them in Detroit.
There are but with the urban renewal and downtown revitalization, I think these building are being rennovated or being turned to lofts or condos. Kinda like what they did to Downtown LA.
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There are but with the urban renewal and downtown revitalization, I think these building are being rennovated or being turned to lofts or condos. Kinda like what they did to Downtown LA.
The downtown revitalization is very much a dream right now. Those ones are few and in-between. There are still huge swaths of abandoned and blighted land steps from the city centre. The automobile manufacturers are not likely going to move back into the downtown anyway.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #13
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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?
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This building in Binghamton, NY was contaminated with PCBs after a fire (I think). Not sure if it has ever reopened.

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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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really a pity that the Blue Tooth in moscow has never been finished
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What's PCB (I'm sure I know when well translated" and that looks like a normal office block in England.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #17
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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:

Its being used.

The group that owns and is restoring the building use the vast space of the train station to host events. They use the money raised from the events to further restore the building.

So its not really abandoned.

As you can see its come along way but still has a long way to go.


What the inside looks like


PS. Its called The Buffalo Central Terminal.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #18
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Old June 20th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #19
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looks like there is some moss or mold growing on it
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Cleveland - AT Tower


Detroit - Book Tower


Detroit - Michigan Central Station


Niagara Falls, NY - United Office Building


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