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Superconducting Super Collider

Published on March 31, 2011 By admin

Photo (Physics Central): Overview of the massive¬†Superconducting Super Collider. In the midst of the Cold War between Russia and the United States science was a key strategic weapon. In order to maintain scientific supremacy in the 1980’s the United States planned to build the world’s largest particle accelerator.¬†No one could have predicted in the early […]

Ambassador Apartments

Published on October 17, 2010 By admin

Photo: A postcard depicting the Ambassador Apartments in its prime. Photo: Bird’s-eye view of the Ambassador Apartments courtesy of Bing Maps. Notice the trees growing out of the brickwork. Normally these articles begin with a bit of history about the urbex location. This one is a little different… The seven story Ambassador ¬†Apartments building is […]

Abandoned Post Office

Published on September 4, 2010 By admin

Photo: The abandoned United States Post Office in Gary, Indiana. Information on the abandoned Post Office in downtown Gary, Indiana is sparse. The building was erected in 1936 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program aimed at ameliorating the Great Depression. Architect Howard Lovewell Cheney, who worked for the Public Buildings Branch of the […]

Murphy Building in East St. Louis

Published on May 20, 2010 By admin

The Murphy Building stands within a stonesthrow of the Spivey Building. If you look closely in top photo above, you can see vegetation growing in the brickwork. Getting up to the higher floors now requires an explorer to exit a second story window and walk up a rickety steel fire escape, as the main stairwell […]

Spivey Building in East St. Louis

Published on May 19, 2010 By admin

Whenever you mention that your driving into St. Louis, Missouri people reflexively joke, “Don’t get off the highway too early. You don’t want to end up in East St. Louis.” My natural response is “Why?” The answer people give to that question is that the city is riddled with crime, it looks dirty and there […]