Demolished in late 2014, the unassuming apartment block could be heralded as a symbol of Finland’s post-war urbanization and the social divides that have emerged since.
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Today, this old sailor’s house with its famously eccentric facade is one of the last sparks of local color left in Helsinki’s rapidly changing Pasila neighborhood.
On a railyard in Helsinki, disused steam and diesel-powered trains are waiting for their final fate as the area faces a complete makeover.
A local artist collective [The User] wants to bridge the gap between disused industrial property and the public by creating and broadcasting ethereal sonic landscapes inside the towering silo.
We take off at the abandoned Old Montreal Malting Factory and arrive at the disused Silo #5, because that’s just the kind of symmetry the Lachine Canal lends itself to.
West Massachusetts’ Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded, now a ghost village in its own right, is a sad reminder of America’s troubled history with treating mental illness and disability.
Or, that time I found myself wandering alone in the basement of a disused power plant after attending an open art exhibition commemorating its 60 years of history.
Offering an escape from the hustle and bustle below, the former elevated railroad renovated into an aerial greenway is loved by Lower West Manhattan locals and tourists alike.
Venturing deeper into the building, we encountered empty corridors, flickering lights and humorous wall scribblings.
Schooling, housing, social services – this abandoned property appears to have served many purposes in its time.