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Report - The Lighthouse Building London - Feb '15

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Baffy, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Baffy

    Baffy 28DL Member
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    The Lighthouse Building. First report
    I haven't been able to find much info on this place, other than it has been abandoned for the last 20 or so years, and is now getting a facelift and will be used as offices with a few shop fronts on ground level? If anyone knows a bit of the history to this place I would love to hear it!

    This really was an impromptu explore, I had gotten the day wrong for my bus to Edinburgh so I had a night to kill, a friend sent me the below picture the day before. So figured I would check it out on my way home.

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    It was still fairly early when I arrived so I grabbed a few tins and watched for a few hours. It soon became obvious that being so central the streets were not going to get quite until extremely late. After picking up a few more tins I decided I would have to rely on people not paying attention and just give it a go.

    Surprisingly this worked, and I made it in without an issue and started my explore.

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    The inside of the building has been gutted, construction still seems to be in the early stages as there are minimal internal walls.

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    Some of the stairs are a little 'interesting'

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    After I found the internal stairwells I made my way to the first level of the roof.

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    Next was to make it to the top of the tower, which I was surprised to find is still intact, and home to quite a few pigeons that caused a but clenching moment when they all flew out into my face!
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    From the outside you get a fairly good view of Kings Cross and the surrounding area.
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    I sat here and finished of the last of my tins, before having a crack at the crane. About half way up someone down below decided they felt like looking up and spotted me. After that I decided I would make my retreat and go back another time to conquer that one!

    Thanks for reading,
    Baffy.​
     

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  2. Speed

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    Thats changed a bit! There used to be a nice little range in the cellars... Amoungst other things
     
  3. slayaaaa

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    That's the one with the weird crane! Been wanting to know where it was for ages...

    Nice pics! Cheers for sharing. :)
     
  4. Baffy

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    The picture from below the chained up stairs is as low into the building as I could get. And there wasn't a great deal of room in there. The entire building has been gutted.
     
  5. Els

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    Shame I never did this place, kept meaning to but never did. I do know one of the challenges they face is the building is over a tube line so can it only be a certain amount of weight before the girders give out. It also changed hands quite a few times before the redev. took place.
     
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    Seen worse pics on a first report :) Well done for getting in/up :)
     
  7. Robbo

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    great report as ever acid
     
  8. mrwhite

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    wrong reporter lol
     
  9. ACID- REFLUX

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    Yeah surprised me as well lol
     
  10. Elliot Evans

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    Nice Explore guys! nice pics also
     
  11. 22carmoon

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    I had a walk around this building today and I have to say there's not really any way in without being spotted.

    How on earth did you do it?
     
  12. slayaaaa

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    Wait for a bus to get in the way and jump like Mario.

     
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking. Wonder what they did with 'that'?
     
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