Car Station, San Jon, New Mexico, USA

by Barbara Sambri, an abandoned car station along historical highway 66 in New Mexico

An abandoned car station along historical route 66 in San Jon (New Mexico), not far from the Texas border. This is one of the several abandoned buildings along north american highways: these buildings were perfectly working since a few decades ago, when Interstates were built (I40 in this case), in order to reduce distances between East and West Coasts.
These new roads didn’t cross the several small cities spread along highways and so many of these cities died because there were no more drivers needing assistance (does anybody remember ‘Cars‘ by Pixar?).
Recently, interest on the historical 66 and his monuments have become important and so several projects started in order to renew all the historical buildings along this legendary road.

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Police Station, Venaria Reale, Italy

by Davide Angeli, tree growing inside a police station in Venaria Reale

500 meters far from the Reggia di Venaria (the biggest and most luxurious Savoia’s Palace) I saw this semi-abandoned police station. The funniest thing is a small tree growing inside the building and passing through an open window in the first floor.

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Old cinema, Bigolino, Italy

by Ignazio Lambertini, a poor-liberty-dismissed cinema in Bigolino

Taken in August 2010 in Bigolino, along Piave river: it seems to be a poor-liberty-dismissed cinema.

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Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

by Irene Bozzeda, a view of Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

Though one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York, it is only recently that attention has been given to Red Hook’s industrial charm. Waterfront warehouses still make up much of the neighborhood.

by Irene Bozzeda, a view of Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

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5pointz, Queens, NYC

by Irene Bozzeda, a view of 5pointz, Queens, NYC

5Pointz Aerosol Art Center is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.
Great example of an abandoned building rebirth!!

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Roofless Villa, Imola, Italy

by Daniela Galvani, a roofless villa in Via Montanara, Imola

This is an ancient villa is located in Via Montanara in Imola, abandoned by many years. The roof and some part of the walls are completely gone, but it still has a beautiful park all around.
A beautiful ruin, but it would be great to see this ancient ville shine again in the middle of Santerno’s valley!!

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Slum, Hongkou, Shanghai

by Gimma, a dog living in a slum, Hongkou, Shanghai

This chinese houses will be destroied living place to some tower blocks. Only a few are still inhabited ( I think illegally! ).

 

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INNSE industrial complex, Milan, Italy

by 233627, a view of the INNSE industrial complex in Milan

The INNSE (Innocenti Sant’Eustacchio) industrial complex is located in via Rubattino 85-95, Milan.

The complex, originally consisting of four warehouses, office building and concierge, is under demolition; the last building still in use is the second, which houses the firm INNSE Presse.

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Colonia Fara, Chiavari, Italy

by 233627, an example of italian rationalism inaugurated in 1938

Colonia Fara, entitled to general Gustavo Fara, was built in Chiavari between 1935 and 1936, and inaugurated in 1938.
Originally thought as children sea summer camp, the building has been used for many different purposes: during the WWII it was a military hospital and german headquarter, after WWII it was a spot for Allies, refuge for Istrian refugees and youth hostal.
Nowadays, the building, abandoned by many years, is waiting for a new life.

More info (in italian):
- Società Italiana per la Protezione dei Beni Culturali
- Wikipedia Italia

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Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

by Marco Stefanelli, abandoned school in Penang Island, Malaysia

abandoned school in Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

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