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Location DB > United States > New York > Rochester > Photech
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created by EvilNick on 6/27/2005 5:14 AM
last modified by EvilNick on 8/26/2014 6:20 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Large basement, roof access on main building and some of the smaller buildings, One of the buildings has collapsed roof.
 Basic Information
Type: Building with an extensive basement
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

Rochester, New York
United States
Owner: ?
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  •  Hazards
  • mercury
  •  Interesting Features
    Few things were removed when it was closed down. Paperwork everywhere. Many laboratories with lab equipment.
    As of sometime this year an idiot, possible a crackhead got into the place and stripped the building of most of it's copper wiring and pipes. Unfortunately this person(s) left a lot of broken asbestos everywhere! Do not enter this building without protection and dirty clothing you don't want to use again
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1994
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    breathing mask
    Photec manufactured sheet film for large format cameras and xray machines. The property was a superfund, and was cleaned up in 1994. However, mercury is still present in the buildings and there are supposedly contaminated tanks underground.
     Media Coverage
    In May 2003, the former Photech Imaging Systems building was the site of a two-alarm fire. -The D&C

    In April of 2008, the Fifth floor caught fire, causing a two-alarm fire. Onscene firefighters deemed the building too risky to enter.
     Future Plans
    Well, it's coming down. Only parts of it remain, and the DEC has a full-time guard and a brand new fence here now. It sounds like there are a LOT more chemicals at the site than the DEC thought, and they're being very careful about the decontamination and containment.
    Mon, May 28th, 2007
    posted by drawnaway
    Black Mold City
    Sun, Jun 25th, 2006
    posted by drawnaway
    Our first trip
    Fri, Nov 4th, 2005
    posted by Logan

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     Photo Galleries
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    Mon, Jun 27th, 2005
    posted by EvilNick
    19 pictures
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    second visit
    Sun, Dec 11th, 2005
    posted by Logan
    16 pictures
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    quick trip
    Thu, Apr 13th, 2006
    posted by argonian
    10 pictures
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    2006 Trips
    Sun, Aug 6th, 2006
    posted by djarcanum
    10 pictures
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    Photech Again (10-12-06)
    Sun, Oct 15th, 2006
    posted by djarcanum
    17 pictures
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    Yeah More 'cause I'm Bored....
    Mon, Nov 20th, 2006
    posted by djarcanum
    10 pictures
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    Hardware and Interior
    Sat, May 12th, 2007
    posted by xenolithic
    11 pictures
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    Chemical Nasties
    Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
    posted by Stewie
    15 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/27/2014 9:06 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 27 14 at 21:06, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 26 14 at 18:20, EvilNick changed the following: Hazards
  • on Aug 26 14 at 18:20, EvilNick made this location public
  • on Aug 22 10 at 16:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 22 10 at 7:06, djarcanum changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 1 10 at 15:47, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 1 10 at 14:03, velcrozeppelin changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Future Plans
  • on Jul 22 08 at 2:52, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 25 08 at 0:09, RochesterUE changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Nov 9 07 at 21:26, Emperor Wang validated this location
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