22 Stunning Photos Of Abandoned Factories Given New Life

Published October 26, 2016
Updated February 10, 2017
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22 Stunning Photos Of Abandoned Factories Given New Life
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Factories, grain elevators, warehouses, power plants -- reminders of our industrial inheritance are all around us. But what happens to those buildings after the final shift ends and the lights go out for the last time?

Sometimes the buildings remain abandoned, left to crumble and sink back into the Earth. Other times, developers and artists look at decrepitude and see opportunity, and repurpose these decaying structures for vibrant new uses. The 22 images above present that extraordinary story.

Next, check out seven creepy abandoned cities around the world. Then, step inside four abandoned nuclear testing sites that humans destroyed even worse than Chernobyl.

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