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Construction?
< on 6/24/2010 11:07 PM >
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I've noticed people exploring abandonments, drains, tunnels, etc, even live buildings like hospitals, hotels and schools. But has anyone even decided to explore a building that's under construction? If so, any advice or pointers?

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 1 on 6/24/2010 11:15 PM >
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Don't get caught.

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 2 on 6/24/2010 11:19 PM >
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Posted by neptix
I've noticed people exploring abandonments, drains, tunnels, etc, even live buildings like hospitals, hotels and schools. But has anyone even decided to explore a building that's under construction? If so, any advice or pointers?

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No, that'd be dangerous. Construction companies give EXPENSIVE tickets and civil penalties. Why would we climb cranes and go in tunnels that are being built?

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 3 on 6/24/2010 11:21 PM >
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I've explored many construction sites. Just be aware that unlike abandonments, they generally have expensive stuff inside them, and the penalty for being caught inside would probably be more severe. Depending on what the building will eventually be, there may be guards in trailers on site, in cars parked outside, or patrolling inside the building. Find a secluded spot to go over/under the fence, and they're best done very late at night.

Also, climb cranes.

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 4 on 6/25/2010 1:01 AM >
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Posted by neptix
I've noticed people exploring abandonments, drains, tunnels, etc, even live buildings like hospitals, hotels and schools. But has anyone even decided to explore a building that's under construction? If so, any advice or pointers?

neptix


Watch your footing... There are areas that they haven't gotten around to laying down solid flooring yet.

Be prepared for a much more intense explore than an abandoned site.

To see some really bad cliché photos, go to http://flickr.com/mutagen
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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 5 on 6/25/2010 1:22 AM >
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One thing to really watch for is security, you never know if they are there. You could think that nobody is there, and then hear noises that suggest otherwise. I guess its more fun then abandonments in that sense. Another thing is to watch out for motion detectors, they are usually are around their tool storage areas. There are many ways to get caught.

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 6 on 6/25/2010 4:16 PM >
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I do a complete nonchalant walkaround of the site to see where security/ POEs are.
50% of the time- there is an "illusion" of security at a site. Crazy high fences along the main street, where passerbys get intimated by the No trespassing: you will be prosecuted & guard dogs on duty signs. While around the back of the site the gate is wide open.

One you get into the site, don't dilly dally, A good idea is to look for a parking garage entrance, then find a stairwell and quickly go up a couple floors, and head to a window and carefully look down into the site and see if anything has changed. Then as Aurelie said, proceed to crane



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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 7 on 6/25/2010 9:28 PM >
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By all means, do it if you get the chance......


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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 8 on 6/25/2010 9:43 PM >
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They're prettier at night.




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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 9 on 6/25/2010 10:07 PM >
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Posted by aurelie
They're prettier at night.


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Agreed..

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 10 on 6/25/2010 10:39 PM >
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And when you finally disappear, We'll just say you were never here.
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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 11 on 6/25/2010 10:51 PM >
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Posted by HI-LITE
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I love the colors in that one.



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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 12 on 6/26/2010 12:08 AM >
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Posted by rivermyst

Be prepared for a much more intense explore than an abandoned site.


Interesting that you say that- I've always felt the opposite!



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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 13 on 6/26/2010 12:27 AM >
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Posted by metawaffle


Interesting that you say that- I've always felt the opposite!




Surely this is because you suffer from an acute lack of cranes, sir.

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 14 on 6/26/2010 2:02 AM >
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In some abandonments you get a holy shit, this place has decay of epic proportions.

In active sites, its not that photogenic, until you reach the top of a crane and look down on the city below you, then its like holy frik! This is intense!

And when you finally disappear, We'll just say you were never here.
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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 15 on 6/26/2010 2:05 AM >
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Posted by aurelie


Surely this is because you suffer from an acute lack of cranes, sir.


Oh, I leave cranes out of my disdain for construction sites entirely! Long live cranes!

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 16 on 6/26/2010 2:05 AM >
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Posted by HI-LITE
In some abandonments you get a holy shit, this place has decay of epic proportions.

In active sites, its not that photogenic, until you reach the top of a crane and look down on the city below you, then its like holy frik! This is intense!




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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 17 on 7/1/2010 11:23 PM >
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wow, some sweet pics there. thanks for the advice guys. I think I'll get my feet wet with some abandonments before I try it, but yeah, craning looks awesome.

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 18 on 7/2/2010 2:16 AM >
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I've always found construction sites to be somewhat uninteresting. Much in the same way that neverending lengths of RCP in suburban drains can get pretty monotonous, most of the construction sites I've been to have been pretty cookie-cutter.

That isn't to say that there aren't some really awesome construction sites out there that would be worth exploring. Sometimes you find some really neat stuff.

Now, this is coming from someone who grew up in a smaller city where construction usually didn't rise more than 5 or 6 stories above ground level. After moving to the city and exploring some high-rise stuff, I found that while the construction environment was pretty much the same old stuff, the fact that I'd find myself hanging out with camera at the highest point of a 60 story soon to be skyscraper surrounded by atmosphere and city lights struck me as pretty awesome - something pretty difficult to find anywhere else other than a construction site!

So I suppose for me, UEing construction sites is more about that final goal (the view) than anything else, and I just want to push to get to the top and experience it, as opposed to an abandonment, where for me its all about the environment and taking in the finer details and the mood, stuff like that.

As far as recommendations, I would just do as most people would do and tell you to be careful. Construction sites have their own risks, but its not really anything common sense can't guide you through. Security is another story. I've found that security at construction sites is usually more brutal than elsewhere as far as wanting to call police for everything, etc.

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Re: Construction?
<Reply # 19 on 7/5/2010 11:26 PM >
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construction sites are best late at night and/or on weekends. holidays are even better because there are almost assuredly no workers or guards there. that's not always the case, but it's a general starting point. when i've done construction sites, we always walk the perimeter and look for easy ways in - under fences, unlocked doors, etc. just be quiet and don't take anything. i definitely agree that construction sites for me tend to be all about the view and not so much about the building itself.

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