This town has been on fire for years and might continue to be so for the next few centuries.
I'm really happy to find that this anthropology graduate student (Jennifer L. Johnson) started a website on "orphaned structures." The photos are taken by Robert Poliodori.
CHICAGO (AP) — To some, Cabrini-Green's infamous high-rises were a symbol of urban blight — towering testaments to the failure of Chicago public housing to give safe shelter to the poorest of the poor.
Though the article originally states these are the "top 5 scariest abandoned prisons from around the world", I would think "North America" would be more appropriate, since they all reside within the United States. On the list are:
Perhaps one of the greatest embodiments of urban exploration lies in a disturbing and volatile mental health facility in Massachusetts, and its story starts with...
This is enough to give you butterflies and to make you feel all tingly inside. It's one of the best sites on abandoned buildings I have ever seen, visually speaking.
Urban exploration is unfamiliar territory for most people, unexplored mostly because of deplorable safety and legality concerns that most adventurers fear.