Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated with the most recent information.
It’s important to note that these properties are all private and trespassing is strictly prohibited.
Given Philly’s long history, it’s no wonder that there are countless buildings out there that make folks stop and ask, “What is that building?” Chances are, it’s an old warehouse that once thrived during the city’s industrial boom, or maybe it’s one of Philly’s many monstrous power plants.
Regardless of their history, there’s definitely something compelling about Philly’s forgotten buildings and places, even from the outside. And it’s also heartening to know that many of them are being brought back to life and repurposed.
Since we last updated this map in 2013, a good chunk of these larger-than-life buildings have since found new owners. Here, we present a list of some of the most awe-inducing abandoned buildings, some that are still vacant and others that are in the beginning stages of redevelopment.Read More