"By 2010, St. Louis will become the first post-Carthage city to lose 65% of its population"

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this is the thread for urban decline, in all its forms

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 05:21 (twelve years ago) link

abandoned stella artois brewery

http://www.opacity.us/images/db/138/0000005008.jpg

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:20 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.buffaloexploration.com/

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

from ^^

http://www.buffaloexploration.com/mm/01.jpg

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:22 (twelve years ago) link

sanitarium joseph lemaire

http://www.opacity.us/images/db/137/133/0000005036.jpg

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

nice thread, j.

lxy, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

thanks

http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/2009/02/nichitsu-ghost-town-2-lower-school/

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

the stat in the subject line is still making me go all 'whaaaaa???'

jergins, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

http://cognections.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/image061.jpg

lxy, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 19:21 (twelve years ago) link

Palast der Republik: It served primarily as the seat of the East German parliament, the Volkskammer, but it also housed two large auditoriums, art galleries, restaurants and a bowling alley. Demolished in 2006.

lxy, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 19:27 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Detroit Arcadia:Exploring the post-American landscape

jergins, Friday, 3 August 2007 03:44 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

The World Without Us

lxy, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:29 (eleven years ago) link

Abandoned hospital webcam

jergins, Saturday, 29 September 2007 22:43 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

http://www.azw.at/event.php?event_id=802

Vienna's excellent Architekturzentrum will be hosting a new photography show, opening this Wednesday, April 24, called Sinai Hotels.
With images by Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche of Haubitz+Zoche, the show looks at "the concrete skeletons of five-star hotel complexes" abandoned on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

jergins, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 22:06 (eleven years ago) link

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2251/2424046564_98b11c8a9a_o.jpg

jergins, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

Disused stations of the London Underground:
http://underground-history.co.uk/front.php

jergins, Thursday, 24 April 2008 00:23 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.lostamerica.com/wheels/ssbtrailer.6.jpg

FLOODED TRAILER 1992
Salton Sea Beach, CA. Flooded and abandoned in the late 1970s. Over 100F, the smell was overwhelming. Tripod was sinking in the mud. Night, full moon, 5+ minutes, 160T film. Green and red-gelled strobe and red-gelled flashlight. This was cleaned up in the early 2000s.

jergins, Thursday, 24 April 2008 00:52 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://artdel.ru/galleries/urban07/vtzvdsk01.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 10 May 2008 20:43 (eleven years ago) link

GARY IN post office
http://www.hoursofdarkness.com/Post_Office/images/6702.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 10 May 2008 20:53 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.m-u-d.ca/exhibit/Mont-Sinai/s/Sanitarium27.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:22 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.m-u-d.ca/exhibit/Mont-Sinai/s/Sanitarium21.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

movie theater drive-in signs

jergins, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

former offices, Guess Papers International

jergins, Thursday, 12 June 2008 20:22 (eleven years ago) link

lol also wow

lxy, Thursday, 12 June 2008 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

What sets the South China Mall apart from the rest, besides its mind-numbing size, is that it never went into decline. The tenants didn’t jump ship; they never even came on board. The mall entered the world pre-ruined, as if its developers had deliberately created an attraction for people with a taste for abandonment and decay.

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 00:02 (eleven years ago) link

i guess we can't go there this time, huh? but i really want to go there.

lxy, Monday, 16 June 2008 01:44 (eleven years ago) link

hey guess what another slide show
forgotten empty swimming pools

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 22:42 (eleven years ago) link

lost america's photo stream too many greats pictures

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

"photo stream"=gay

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

four weeks pass...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwf9LoS9Xt8&hl=en

jergins, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 06:15 (eleven years ago) link

myriad...brilliant and unsettling

jergins, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 06:17 (eleven years ago) link

more abandoned swimming pools

jergins, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 06:22 (eleven years ago) link

there are a lot of great pictures in that link. here are two
http://www.nuclearflower.com/pripyat/img_9175.jpg
http://www.nuclearflower.com/pripyat/img_9154.jpg

jergins, Sunday, 20 July 2008 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

buncha good stuff on http://illicitohio.illicitohio.com/ but i like mike tyson's abandoned mansion most

jergins, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

Two pictures of Paghman Gardens, Afghanistan taken 40 years apart
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/paghmanagardensafghanistan.jpg

jergins, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 22:59 (eleven years ago) link

here's another from the chernobyl link above, b/c it's amazing

http://www.nuclearflower.com/pripyat/img_9170.jpg

lxy, Thursday, 24 July 2008 01:47 (eleven years ago) link

wow there are so many great ones

lxy, Thursday, 24 July 2008 01:48 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTDAJMXZQKo&hl=en

amon, Thursday, 24 July 2008 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

wow. someone was telling me about that place recently.
so much weird shit like:
As of the 2000 census, there were 21 people, 10 households, and 7 families residing in the borough. As of March 2004, there were eighteen people residing in nine dwellings.
It is expected that many former residents will return in 2016 to open a time capsule buried in 1966 next to the veterans' memorial.
In 2002, the United States Postal Service revoked Centralia's ZIP code, 17927.

jergins, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/collapsed9.jpg

jergins, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 19:26 (eleven years ago) link

what is more terrifying than an abandoned insane asylum nothing

lxy, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 23:50 (eleven years ago) link

western state is a creepy occupied place. northern state is a creepy unoccupied place.

Lingbert, Thursday, 15 January 2009 01:12 (ten years ago) link

urban decay is one of my favourite things! when i was a kid there was this spooky building out in a semi-rural town that gave me nightmares: it was probably 10 stories high, but it had no floors - it was hollow - and it had this huge block-lettered sign at the top saying 'SPACE TO LET'. i didn't know what 'let' meant so i assumed there was an 'i' missing and it was actually SPACE TOIILET. i always got a weird feeling when we drove by. i don't even know if it's still there.

smoove operator, Thursday, 15 January 2009 17:23 (ten years ago) link

http://patrickboland.com.au/project/index.html

jergins, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:54 (ten years ago) link

abandoned polaroid factory (soon to reopen) shot on polaroid
http://www.wallpaper.com/newgallery/17050809/1

jergins, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 22:25 (ten years ago) link

oh wow wow wow

http://www.kevinbauman.com/100abandonedhouses/

jergins, Saturday, 7 February 2009 23:19 (ten years ago) link

^detroit btw

jergins, Saturday, 7 February 2009 23:20 (ten years ago) link

nos. 39 & 40 oh my god

all of them oh my god

grand plan go to detroit

lxy, Saturday, 7 February 2009 23:31 (ten years ago) link

lot of interesting stuff here

http://www.mechanised.org.uk/

this is a really wonderful story

http://www.mechanised.org.uk/caravan.htm

jergins, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 18:50 (ten years ago) link

another abandonded psychiatric hospital, this one in ontario

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/4/8385614_422fc706a7.jpg?v=0

more

(look at the terrifying one of the children's ward, second from right on bottom row)

lxy, Sunday, 22 February 2009 01:43 (ten years ago) link

his brickworks set is good too

lxy, Sunday, 22 February 2009 01:46 (ten years ago) link

someone else's image of those brickworks

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott-5x5/62634512/in/set-72157600080959672/

lxy, Sunday, 22 February 2009 01:54 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wa/wa.html

jergins, Saturday, 14 March 2009 08:41 (ten years ago) link

this

http://www.viceland.com/int/v16n2/htdocs/schools-out-forever-625/12.jpg

lxy, Monday, 16 March 2009 05:38 (ten years ago) link

stores that are no more

jergins, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 00:38 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...
one month passes...

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/apr/16/nation/na-emptyapts16

lxy, Saturday, 23 May 2009 00:45 (ten years ago) link

http://www.good.is/post/picture-show-no-lifeguard-on-duty/

jergins, Thursday, 28 May 2009 19:16 (ten years ago) link

v nice. did you click through to his site? there are some beauties there.

lxy, Thursday, 28 May 2009 20:57 (ten years ago) link

ooh thx 4 tip

jergins, Thursday, 28 May 2009 20:58 (ten years ago) link

i like a lot of his work. cool golf pics. i also like his website

jergins, Thursday, 28 May 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

yes, simple. elegant.

lxy, Thursday, 28 May 2009 21:01 (ten years ago) link

i really love the interiors w/ the peeling wallpaper.

lxy, Thursday, 28 May 2009 21:01 (ten years ago) link

i don't THINK we have any pics of grey gardens on here, and just cuz it's been overly publicized doesn't mean it's not worth a mention and a look

http://inspirationresource.blogspot.com/2009/06/tuesday_09.html

lxy, Thursday, 11 June 2009 02:13 (ten years ago) link

LOVE the hollow hills article on bldgblog today

lxy, Thursday, 11 June 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link

didn't know what grey gardens was except for a thing my co-workers talked on and on about but WOW that house

jergins, Friday, 12 June 2009 22:59 (ten years ago) link

lol they talked about it cuz it got turned into a musical, huh?

lxy, Friday, 12 June 2009 23:05 (ten years ago) link

tijiji

jergins, Friday, 12 June 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

http://www.slate.com/id/2213696/

not brilliantly done, but a coupla good pix and a little bit of information. worth a look some time.

lxy, Saturday, 13 June 2009 19:36 (ten years ago) link

chernobyl, abandoned amusement park

lxy, Saturday, 13 June 2009 23:35 (ten years ago) link

there seem to be lots of abandoned amusement parks.

lxy, Saturday, 13 June 2009 23:54 (ten years ago) link

artificial owl, a site dedicated to abandonment

lxy, Sunday, 14 June 2009 00:20 (ten years ago) link

ok, one more: flickr set of spreepark, abandoned amusement park in berlin

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breakdennis/sets/72157605233495983/

lxy, Sunday, 14 June 2009 00:24 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

click on the 2nd icon for yet more abandoned swimming pools

lxy, Sunday, 19 July 2009 22:31 (ten years ago) link

love the shibuya progression

lxy, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 23:50 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/maunsell-towers.html

lxy, Sunday, 13 September 2009 01:12 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...
three weeks pass...
two months pass...

http://www.atimetoget.com/2010/04/it-didnt-use-to-be-like-this.html

lxy, Friday, 9 April 2010 18:47 (nine years ago) link

<3 that tennis court (and all of them, but that tennis court, man)

Ö¬·¾¸Î (jergins), Friday, 9 April 2010 19:43 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/36844288@N00/4695004115/

recently uncovered posters in unused section on notting hill gate underground station, circa 1959

lxy, Sunday, 4 July 2010 15:33 (nine years ago) link

cool. seth's girlfriend got to go in an nyc passageway that hadn't been opened since the 70s. she said it was a time capsule (and then probably said a bunch of other stuff that didn't make sense)

jergins, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 23:59 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famagusta#Since_1974

jergins, Sunday, 11 July 2010 22:45 (nine years ago) link


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