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Infiltration Forums > Rookie Forum > Posting pictures of construction site?(Viewed 2137 times)
space-pilot3000 location:
KCMO
 
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Posting pictures of construction site?
< on 8/14/2018 10:24 PM >
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Hi, I am fairly new to urban exploring and this site. Often when we do not have a lot of time to drive out to an abandoned location (we live in an area with very few abandonments) or we want something safe & well-lit for once, me and my group will go to a site under construction instead. I find that these can often be just as fascinating as abandonments, and it's also really cool to come back to a site when construction is complete and see it as an active location. Would pictures from a construction site be something anyone would want to see here, or should I stick to strictly posting about abandoned locations?



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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 1 on 8/14/2018 10:46 PM >
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Sounds like urban exploring to me!



Aran location:
Grand Junction, CO
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 2 on 8/14/2018 11:38 PM >
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I'd say it's a grey area, though one could certainly argue for it- access to underground tunnels and drains via construction sites, climbing unfinished buildings, and scaling cranes all counts as urbex, though highway construction or a hole in the ground next to a backhoe doesn't count in my opinion.

I've posted a construction site surrounding a burned out building and a couple of cranes in my time here without issue, so I say go for it. Just be aware that your chances of getting caught are exponentially higher.



"Sorry, I didn't know I'm not supposed to be here," he said, knowing full well he wasn't supposed to be there.

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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 3 on 8/14/2018 11:50 PM >
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Exploring active sites is... urban exploring.




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Steed location:
Edmonton/Seoul
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 4 on 8/15/2018 5:21 AM >
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I am 100% in support of exploring construction sites and posting about it here.



Explorer Zero   |  |  | 
Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 5 on 8/15/2018 10:53 AM >
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I always check here first to find out if my urbex is going to count.



Steed location:
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 6 on 8/15/2018 12:22 PM >
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Posted by 2Xplorations
I always check here first to find out if my urbex is going to count.


Hey, when I was new here, people were pretty strict about it. Someone left an angry comment once when I uploaded a picture of a spider in an abandoned restaurant. There were a handful of times people got angry at me for not posting enough pictures of lonely chairs and peeling paint.

Otherwise I agree with you. When someone asks "Is this UE?" I reply "Who cares?"



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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 7 on 8/15/2018 2:25 PM >
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Posted by Steed


Hey, when I was new here, people were pretty strict about it. Someone left an angry comment once when I uploaded a picture of a spider in an abandoned restaurant. There were a handful of times people got angry at me for not posting enough pictures of lonely chairs and peeling paint.

Otherwise I agree with you. When someone asks "Is this UE?" I reply "Who cares?"


I like the spider! Always shoot pics of flora and fauna I encounter while exploring, deer, wild dogs, hobos, etc

For the life of me I don't know what this http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=31818 is though, certainly not a bando, it looks like some kind of crop circle probably added by some rookie...



Mr. Bitey location:
Milwaukee, WI
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 8 on 8/15/2018 3:16 PM >
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Posted by 2Xplorations
probably added by some rookie...

Anonymous posts are pointless! LOL! Note the time stamps on each line - taken right from the DB, using your link:


*on Jan 20 15 at 0:04, Anonymous validated this location

*This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 1/20/2015 12:04 AM.





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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 9 on 8/15/2018 4:42 PM >
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Posted by 2Xplorations


For the life of me I don't know what this http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=31818 is though, certainly not a bando, it looks like some kind of crop circle probably added by some rookie...


Woo...

I could see value in studying a site like that, or crop circles, or the Nazca Lines, and grouping them all together in one activity, and even calling it urban exploration, and even possibly finding an interesting angle in it. But no, that certainly doesn't pull it off. At least its value is reflected in the moderator rating.

When we talk about what is and isn't UE, I want to remind you, this technically is.



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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 10 on 8/15/2018 6:16 PM >
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I thought this one took the cake http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=32771



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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 11 on 8/15/2018 6:29 PM >
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Posted by 2Xplorations
I thought this one took the cake http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=32771


Hope it's firmly anchored



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space-pilot3000 location:
KCMO
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 12 on 8/18/2018 6:34 PM >
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Thanks for the advice everyone! I'll be posting pictures soon then.



Dee Ashley location:
DFW, Texas
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 13 on 12/31/2019 11:39 PM >
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Posted by Steed

. . .


When we talk about what is and isn't UE, I want to remind you, this technically is.


LOL



I wandered till the stars went dim.
Abby Normal location:
Las Vegas
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 14 on 1/1/2020 9:12 AM >
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Ironic that you should ask. As a mine explorer, nothing I post falls under 'urban' although most would be considered 'industrial decay'. Sometimes I wonder if I'm a bit too off-topic, but positive feedback let's me know I'm not too far off the UER reservation.

I would forward the idea that nice photos wrapped in a well told story goes a long way in quelling any objections about your subject matter.

Of course, there's the occasional jerk...

Abby Normal


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Dee Ashley location:
DFW, Texas
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 15 on 1/1/2020 9:35 PM >
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Long before I ever knew about UER or "urban exploration," I was sneaking onto construction sites to practice light painting.

I think UER would be selling itself short if we defined urban exploration in such narrow terms as "only old and abandoned stuff." Fortunately, the hobby, or whatever you want to call it, seems to encompass more than its literal definition. That's been my experience, anyway.


It's urban. I have never seen it before, therefore, I'm exploring it:

More Cranes!
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr

And I thought I was crazy!

High Life
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr

Technically, this is also a construction site. It just also happens to be the inside of a bridge as well:

by Dee Ashley, on Flickr






I wandered till the stars went dim.
Steed location:
Edmonton/Seoul
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 16 on 1/2/2020 8:59 AM >
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I also got my start on construction sites, way back in elementary school. They're a great way to train your instincts and evasion skills.

For scale, how large is that bridge room? I can't tell if it's easy to stand up in it or if you could maybe fit a sleeping bag.



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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 17 on 1/2/2020 9:29 AM >
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Posted by Dee Ashley
Long before I ever knew about UER or "urban exploration," I was sneaking onto construction sites to practice light painting.

I think UER would be selling itself short if we defined urban exploration in such narrow terms as "only old and abandoned stuff." Fortunately, the hobby, or whatever you want to call it, seems to encompass more than its literal definition. That's been my experience, anyway.


It's urban. I have never seen it before, therefore, I'm exploring it:
https://live.staticflickr.com/8602/27834423313_b0e9bf338a_c.jpg
More Cranes!
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr

And I thought I was crazy!
https://live.staticflickr.com/623/32587611383_dbfa8fdd8c_c.jpg
High Life
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr

Technically, this is also a construction site. It just also happens to be the inside of a bridge as well:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4190/34379065625_8254abea85_c.jpg
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr






The best stuff on this site isn't the old abandoned stuff. I mean, that stuff is amazing, and a lot of fun. But the best stuff is the crazy, active stealth stuff that a few people participate in.



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Aran location:
Grand Junction, CO
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 18 on 1/2/2020 10:44 PM >
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Posted by randomesquephoto



The best stuff on this site isn't the old abandoned stuff. I mean, that stuff is amazing, and a lot of fun. But the best stuff is the crazy, active stealth stuff that a few people participate in.


Unfortunately it's also the stuff that rarely gets posted. UER is just too public for a lot of it, and the risk of getting in legal trouble from posting it is just too high. I myself have a few active infiltrations I can't post for that exact reason.



"Sorry, I didn't know I'm not supposed to be here," he said, knowing full well he wasn't supposed to be there.

Dee Ashley location:
DFW, Texas
 
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Re: Posting pictures of construction site?
<Reply # 19 on 1/5/2020 6:01 AM >
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Posted by Aran


Unfortunately it's also the stuff that rarely gets posted. UER is just too public for a lot of it, and the risk of getting in legal trouble from posting it is just too high. I myself have a few active infiltrations I can't post for that exact reason.


I almost made a thread for the bridge I posted earlier, but I wasn't comfortable posting it (that explore is several years old, so I'm not as concerned now) here or anywhere else online. Legal issues and/or criminal charges are a huge deterrent for me. I've already been burned in a really bad way by posting something I shouldn't have online, so I would definitely hesitate to post active locations or infiltrations.

I wouldn't do it until the statutes are up, sometimes not even then.


For scale, how large is that bridge room? I can't tell if it's easy to stand up in it or if you could maybe fit a sleeping bag.


At the actual summit, you had to crouch, but only for a couple sections. You could stand up in there without a problem within most of the upper sections, but the incline was very steep (I'm not sure about the sleeping bag!). The bottom half was pretty tight. The bridge was basically a giant arc, so the only area that was a little less inclined was at the top before it went back down again. You could tell that the workers were using ropes. The base starts out as two discrete sections that merge about halfway up, which is why the photos closer to the top show a larger space than the ones of the bottom.
It was definitely an explore you would want to be on your game for - it was a long ways down if you lost your footing!

These are the only photos I could find that provided any sense of scale or incline (without totally giving away what bridge it is). The guy in the silhouette is around 6 feet tall:


The Bridge
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr

The bottom half:

The Bridge
by Dee Ashley, on Flickr



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