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UER Forum > US: Northeast > Kaleidescopic Mill (Viewed 173 times)
Philodiss 


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Kaleidescopic Mill
< on 6/20/2020 4:23 AM >
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This place is a ruin and a death trap, but I've been meaning to visit for a while. Turned out to be really pretty inside even if everything's falling in on itself.

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4. I think this used to be a staircase.




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11. I wouldn't be walking on the floors up top though...





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< Reply # 1 on 6/20/2020 4:57 AM >
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great shots. place really seems to be falling apart haha. do you know when the last time it was working was?




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< Reply # 2 on 6/20/2020 5:41 AM >
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These are gorgeous, great work! Looks very colorful indeed, I love that spiral staircase.




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< Reply # 3 on 6/20/2020 3:14 PM >
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Holy shit when did you go here? I was there just last Sunday, but hadn't made a post about it yet! Hell some of our photos are almost identical! There's almost nothing left of its original internals but the sheer amount of plantlife overgrowing it is beautiful on a sunny day. Anything that isn't a ground floor is definitely dangerous, I didn't try any floors on the spiral staircase either.













The big building that caved in still has three huge turbines in the basement.




And are those block glass windows to die for or what?





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< Reply # 4 on 6/20/2020 10:58 PM >
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Holy shit when did you go here? I was there just last Sunday, but hadn't made a post about it yet! Hell some of our photos are almost identical! There's almost nothing left of its original internals but the sheer amount of plantlife overgrowing it is beautiful on a sunny day. Anything that isn't a ground floor is definitely dangerous, I didn't try any floors on the spiral staircase either.


That's crazy! I was there the very next day and its like we took the same shots. I like to think its because we both have a good eye.

Where were those turbines exactly? I've been looking for a set of turbines in situ like all year and I can't believe I missed those!




Philodiss 


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great shots. place really seems to be falling apart haha. do you know when the last time it was working was?


I honestly don't think its been abandoned more than thirty years. Its just look real bad because of a fire in the not too distant past.




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< Reply # 6 on 6/21/2020 3:50 AM >
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Posted by Philodiss

That's crazy! I was there the very next day and its like we took the same shots. I like to think its because we both have a good eye.


Clearly we're both just excellent.

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Where were those turbines exactly? I've been looking for a set of turbines in situ like all year and I can't believe I missed those!


The one in the previous photo was down a flight of stairs past an awkward exterior door in one of the two overgrown courtyards. It's suspended on steel beams over a borderline inescapable brick and concrete pit full of murky water. We noticed it by sheer chance on our way to a different staircase to the second floor.



The turbine hall itself under the ground floor one of the big buildings that caved in from the fire (see photo below). If you look down through the holes in the floor you can see what I'll call the second turbine and an intact raceway that flows beneath the mill into the river. I didn't try it because I'm not in good enough shape for it but the friend I was with clambered down into the basement area. There he found the third one almost completely buried in the rubble from the collapse. Judging from the size of the building there could be one or two more beyond where we could get to.



We even found an underground tunnel in the same hallway as where I shot the turbine photo. My friend made it about 40 feet before reaching a cave-in. Who knows what's on the other side? There is a surprisingly large underground in that place, it's just difficult to enter and dangerous to traverse due to all the collapses and weird architecture.

Also PM'd you about turbines.




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< Reply # 7 on 6/22/2020 4:07 AM >
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Are there any old maps that might suggest where the tunnel leads or what exactly it leads to? Anyway, nice shots!




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Are there any old maps that might suggest where the tunnel leads or what exactly it leads to? Anyway, nice shots!


None that I saw, but I plan to go back soon to scour the place for any documentation about the buildings and the turntables/8-track decks, or any other papers we can find. It's been abandoned for 20-30 years, and the massive fire and thousands of gallons of water dumped into the place by the fire department and mother nature have not been kind to anything made of paper there.



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