Posts Tagged ‘abandoned buildings’

U-Haul Unlocks Tastykake Plant With Self Storage Conversion

U-Haul Unlocks Tastykake Plant With Self Storage Conversion

June 17, 2015  |  Last Light

When Tasty Baking Company left their original location on West Hunting Park Avenue for a new state-of-the-art facility at the Navy Yard, the company's former site was left to defend for itself. Most of the complex was razed for a shopping center in 2011, though the plant's landmark factory still stands. U-Haul recently purchased the building and renovations for a self storage complex are now underway. Photographer Chandra Lampreich took a look around the birthplace of the Butterscotch Krimpet before it was sold and brought back this bittersweet photo essay > more

Surveying The Damage With <em>Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences</em>

Surveying The Damage With Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences

March 25, 2015  |  Vantage

A picture is worth a thousand words, but some can leave you speechless. We caught up with photographer Matthew Christopher to discuss a nation in architectural decline and his new book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences" > more

Vacant Buildings: “Imminently Dangerous,” Yet Conditionally Demolished

Vacant Buildings: “Imminently Dangerous,” Yet Conditionally Demolished

March 17, 2014  |  Morning Blend

L&I cannot afford demolition of a third of buildings on most dangerous list, from Gladstone yo Khan-crete at 11th & Pine, concerns grow over leaking concourse beneath Broad Street, and wi-fi use increasing in LFP branches > more

One Place, Six Photographers

One Place, Six Photographers

December 20, 2012  |  Last Light

Our photo workshop in November produced some stunning images, which isn't surprising, since several regular contributors to the Daily were on hand and the locations were particularly evocative. This definitely isn't student work! > more

A Haunting Place

A Haunting Place

October 31, 2012  |  Last Light

For Halloween, we're taking a visit back to the now-demolished Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, an institution with a black history that later was much-beloved by urban explorers > more