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West Michigan / Grand Rapids abandoned places

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 am
by kd_1014
Anyone know of any abandoned places/buildings I can take photos of? I have an art project of abandoned places and I have no idea of where to start! :lol:

Re: West Michigan / Grand Rapids abandoned places

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:19 pm
by Saturnalia
A lot of stuff has been torn down or refurbished lately...like the Pleasant Street Tower...GONE!

Perhaps a good candidate would be the old Amtrak station. Honestly I don't think anybody has been inside since 2015 when they cutover to the new station. Lots of weeds in the parking lot too since they roped it off in 2017? Used to be a great hidden parking spot, no more.

Re: West Michigan / Grand Rapids abandoned places

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:39 pm
by Raildudes dad
Be careful wandering around empty / abandoned buildings. Not only will you be trespassing if off the public right of way but you might stumble onto homeless people, a meth lab, drug dealer etc. which might not end well.

Re: West Michigan / Grand Rapids abandoned places

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:32 pm
by Jochs
You could visit the Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor. It might aw well be abandoned, as all of the anchor stores are closed, most of the stores are empty, and the food court is a row of vending machines. :lol: :lol:

I don't think they allow photography in the building, though.

The last time I visited there, I felt like I was in one of those movies where I was the last surviving person on Earth after some disaster.