Earlier this year we learned that the SS United States, once the fastest cruise liner in the world, will set sail once again after sitting pretty in South Philly for years.
While the historic ship undergoes a $700 million restoration and feasibility study, a local photographer has started teasing photos and 360-degree tours of the ship from a few years back. Matthew Christopher, the photographer behind Abandoned America, tells Curbed Philly that he took the panoramas back in 2013.
It was a pretty tremendous experience; I've looked up at the SS United States for years and wondered what it would be like to be aboard, both in the past during her glory days and in the present. It really is a treasure, and I am so glad that they are working so hard to save her.
Christopher says an entire chapter of his upcoming book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream will be dedicated to the SS United States.
If you click on these Facebook posts, you can then drag the photo around and take 360-degree tours from the top of the ship.
- SS United States Photo Gallery [Abandoned America]
- SS United States set to become cruise liner once more [Curbed Philly]