|Woah, this is the first time I've been on this forum in like two years, I never expected to see anyone or anything from our town on here. I've been trying to get in there for quite some time, but haven't been creative enough. Great work for getting in and amazing pictures! |
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|Posted by TheNaturalNuts|
Woah, this is the first time I've been on this forum in like two years, I never expected to see anyone or anything from our town on here. I've been trying to get in there for quite some time, but haven't been creative enough. Great work for getting in and amazing pictures!
1 - Welcome Back. We've All Missed You.
2 - Get with FreddyDynomite. The guy knows where stuff is, and could use an exploring partner in the NG area.
|Great set. Did you get shots from the roof? |
"Great architecture has only two natural enemies: water and stupid men." - Richard Nickel
|Nope, nothing from the roof. This is the tallest building, by far in my town, and the town is in a valley, so being up there means everybody can see you. Plus I would have had to go through a wall of pigeons and they gross me out.|
Also, true, I need a partner, so if you are ever looking to go out TheNaturalNuts, send me a message.
|You take such great pictures, you never disappoint. Great job. |
"What is it about the dark? What secret does it hold?"
|Posted by FreddyDynomite|
This is the tallest building in my small town, and the tallest for quite a ways around it too. It is also the only building in town, excluding the hospital, to have an elevator. So maybe it is not the world trade center, but it is the best I got.
Now a bit of history, this building was built in 1915, and at the time it was the tallest building east of Montreal. It is 7 stories tall and housed stores on the first floor, offices above those and then apartments on the upper levels. On the roof was a penthouse suite, so I guess it actually makes it 8 stories. Over time it became less maintained, and in 2008 a young entrepreneur, only 21 years old, bought it with hopes of rejuvenating it. Less than a year after he bought it, a water leak on the fifth floor prompted the fire marshal to come have a look. The fire marshal ordered the building closed because of fire code violation and all tenants were evicted. The costs to bring the building up to code made it impossible for the young man to do, and the building has sat vacant ever since. In 2010, chunks of concrete fell from the top onto the sidewalk prompting to put up a temporary covered walkway in front of it. Now, the building is up for demolition, the sad loss of a hometown landmark, and is slated to be taken down in the next couple months.
I spent the last few months scoping the building out, looking for a way in as it was nailed up pretty tight. A couple weeks ago I finally found a way in and this weekend I took my chance before it is too late. I got to spend 3 hours in there, enjoying the whole building from penthouse to basement, and also had my opportunity to say goodbye to a building that has been part of me me since I was a child.
Lots of pics...and lots more that I have, hope you all don't mind the large number.
Thanks for taking the time to check it out.
hopefully this one is still around
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