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This picture of our offices from 1938 and 1964 got me thinking about how buildings change throughout time, even in a short space of time fresh and new structures can be transformed into derelict and abandoned wastelands.
Today we will look at abandoned buildings void of life, but are still very much alive to urban explorers and the like.
Cold War Relic
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This post on Reddit (more images here) from user Sniper98g shows that appearance isn’t everything. A group of friends stumbled upon this shack on a disused area of a military base, and immediately descended down the ladder.
What they found next is amazing….
They had stumbled upon a Cold War relic – It is thought to be a COMM station for a launch bunker. You can see the control panel within the bunker, the thick walls and shock absorbers for what we assume in-case of missile retaliation!
Truly an amazing find and something most Urban Explorers dream of rediscovering.
Ghost Tower – Bangkok
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Here we see Sathorn Unique Tower, located in Bangkok, Thailand (see the full album here).
Built in the early 1990s when the Thai economy was booming, it was set to become one of the wealthiest residential buildings in Thailand, in hindsight what could go wrong? Well suddenly in 1997 Asia was hit with a financial crisis which resulted in the luxury apartments being abandoned and all construction stopped.
Locals of the area believe that this building is haunted and stay well clear. This has to be one of the most interesting abadoned complexes in the world, with plenty to explore.
Pictures credited to Raf Horemans who explored the building personally.
Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of The World
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If you hadn’t already guessed this amazing abandoned mansion belonged to the former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Mike Tyson (full album of pictures can be seen here).
Having made more than $300 million throughout his career, boxing legend Mike Tyson was able to afford a lavish lifestyle, buying numerous mansions and cars. When he filed for bankruptcy in 2004 he was already deep in debt.
Technically this building is no longer abandoned as these pictures were taken in the year 2007, but at the time this was one of the most sought after locations for Urban Explorers to snoop around, sadly after these pictures were posted online the building was constantly being broke into and damaged.
So, are you a fan of the 80’s decor seen in Mike Tysons old home? We at the office personally love it!