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Location DB > United States > New York > Tahawus > MacIntyre Redevelopment
MacIntyre Redevelopment
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created by Samurai on 9/4/2003 3:58 AM
last modified by Samurai on 12/19/2017 12:57 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Located in the middle of the 6million acres, it's weird to see this industrial monster come out of all that gree. This facility is, literally, in the middle of nowhere. 8 miles from the nearest highway, 20+ miles from the nearest town, this is truly god's country. Exploring this site is an all-day affair. My friend and i were videotaping the mine back in February, and there wasn't enough daylight to do it all!!!! The best part of Tahawus is the lack of vandalism. It's too far out to really frequent and most people don't linger long.
The best time to explore this is in mid-fall or late spring. No black flies!

 Basic Information
Type: Buildings- Ore Processing Plant / Mine
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate: The land bridge over the Hudson are watched if the logging company is there; and NL has moved the No Tresspass signs up to the first pit. They are getting serious, after realizing the place is gaining some exposure.
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Tahawus, New York
United States
Owner: National Lead Industries
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • watch for holes in the floors
  •  Interesting Features
    The Town of Newcomb is piecing together a large collection of historical memorabilia that was salvaged recently. Some public access to the collection may be available in the fall at "Teddy Roosevelt Days." Until recently, many parts of this place looked like everyone just finished work one day and never came back... many buildings were built to a huge scale.
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • The caretaker has been encouraged by State Police to carry a rifle.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 1984
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • Boots
  •  Recommended Equipment

    As far as I can tell, the MacIntyre Mine started out mining iron ore, but was a failure due to an impurity that was causing problems during smelting. This was later found to be titanium. During WWII, the US Government purchased a 100yr easement through the Adirondack Park as titanium is a strategic metal. This mine/plant operated up until 1984 and was abandoned. On the site, there are a series of garages. It is wise to stay out of those because there is a local heavy equipment contractor that operates his logging trucks out of there. Be respectful... Some of the people I ran into told us a bit of the history of the place.
     Media Coverage
    Adirondack Life Magazine
    October 1999 issue

     Future Plans
    I thought that it would just rust away into the landscape, but it doesn't look like that's the case. The demolition of the facility is well under way, with the Sinter Plant already gone and singificant progress having been made on the main plant. Tahawus is on borrowed time. Be careful as security measures have increased.
    The End is at Hand
    Thu, Aug 4th, 2005
    posted by otetiani

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/19/2017 2:31 PM.

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  • on Dec 19 17 at 14:31, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 19 17 at 0:57, Samurai changed the following: Web Links
  • on Nov 6 15 at 23:03, Mike Dijital validated this location
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  • on Aug 22 10 at 17:28, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 21 10 at 19:29, KevBot added some pictures to a gallery
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Update... oh this guy is so full of himselfSamurai319334/1/2006 4:26 AM by 'Dukes
    You must log in for this feature to work.The HorrorSamurai2153010/27/2005 2:06 AM by 'Dukes
    You must log in for this feature to work.NL Mine demolished?Ninemillimeter11214311/1/2005 1:31 AM by 'Dukes
    You must log in for this feature to work.Sunday Expedition...Samurai318415/3/2005 5:45 AM by Samurai
    You must log in for this feature to work.Video of NLAgent Skelly7204910/22/2009 2:19 AM by Agent Skelly
    You must log in for this feature to work.Once Again, Awesome PicsSamurai216988/3/2004 4:37 AM by otetiani
    You must log in for this feature to work.tahawus'Dukes1026954/15/2005 6:21 AM by Samurai
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