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Report - Massive Power Station, Pennsylvania, USA - Nov 2008

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by arntzville, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. arntzville

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    This place was without a doubt my favorite non-hospital location I've ever explored. I tried to narrow these photos down to 20 or less, but I couldn't quite do it. I thought some of these looked better in B&W; the light conditions were challenging in much of the place, so some of the colors just came out weird.

    Now that the asbestos is out and the owners have secured a demolition permit, it's anyone's guess as to how long this treasure will still be around. Scrappers stealing copper flashing from the roof dome have done a decent job of letting in the elements and getting the process started of rendering the place too decayed to save.

    1. The first place we saw was actually the roof.
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    2. Parts of it looked more like heron habitat than asphalt jungle.
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    4. This was the first roof I've ever seen that it was actually possible to get lost on.
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    5. Inside was a fascinating tangle of pipes, conduits, hoppers, ducts, and walkways.
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    6. The entire place had been abated of asbestos, which must have been a truly massive undertaking. The areas it was removed from are still coated in the encapsulant that the abatement crews spray to contain any remaining fibers before they clear the area.
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    7. All day we found ourselves wishing we had more of a clue as to what all of this stuff actually was.
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    8. A rack of parts.
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    9. The OSHA compliance dork part of me is pretty sure that this doesn't actually qualify as a confined space.
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    10. Eventually, we emerged into the cavernous, jawdropping expanse of the turbine hall.
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    13. The "time machine" used in 12 Monkeys, which is now near the top of my Netflix queue.
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    15. Every aspect and corner of this place was amazing to behold.
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    16. A dark room in the "office" area of the building.
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    17. Somewhere around here was where the old hospital section of the plant was located.
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    18. Coal conveyors atop the roof.
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    19. Looking up the conveyor chute.
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    20. One of the cranes protruding from the coal tower out over the river.
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    21. Controls for one of the cranes.
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    #1 arntzville, Nov 5, 2008
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