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Report - Cincinnati, Erdington, June 2014



iamsilverfox

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Explored with two non members.

Bit of history pinched from RichPDG, (who seemed to be in mere moments after us haha)
Cincinnati Machine Tools was a world renowned manufacturer of milling machines. In the 1950's a large factory and modern headquarters was built alongside the canal at Erdington. The buildings are a striking post war modernist statement running along a traditional section of Birmingham waterway, with a single curved span concrete bridge connecting the main entrance to the opposite bank. The design has a particularly modern transatlantic feel when compared to many other contemporary industrial headquarters.
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here's the site in it's former glory.

Took us a few goes to get in. After spending what seemed like forever trying to find a way in (being idiots :rolleyes:) got into the big empty warehouse which i imagine was the machining floor. Got covered in anti climb paint, also found evidence that people have been climbing in the sewers too judging by the subsequent stains. Thought this would lead into the main building, and it did at one point, but it's all bricked off.

Eventually stopped being idiots and after a brief dip in the canal for one of my colleagues, we made it in. Only to be confronted by two dudes there to 'secure' the site. Propped a door against the entrance, and escorted us out. We poiletely followed and waved them down the street goodbye, and walked back around and climbed in :thumb

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blurry, no tripod im afraid but gives an idea of inside the warehouse

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DAT GREEN MARBLE DOE

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few (much better) shots from josh, non member

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thanks for looking​
 
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Eight-Seven

This is not a good idea. Let's do it.
28DL Full Member
#3
Ooh place looks cool, where the hell is it?! Sounded a good laugh getting in!
 

RichPDG

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#4
Nice work mate, some good pictures you got there. Those bloody alarms were loud and were pretty persistent. We were on the top floor watching when you lot were getting chucked out lol.
 

iamsilverfox

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28DL Full Member
#5
Nice work mate, some good pictures you got there. Those bloody alarms were loud and were pretty persistent. We were on the top floor watching when you lot were getting chucked out lol.
haha asif we didnt bump into each other.


here's an extra i forgot to upload of the theatre. Very difficult with iso 200 film and no tripod!

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The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#12
Went by here recently, and was disappointed to find it sealed tight :(