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No.28158

A weekend or two ago I broke into a partially complete highrise to get to the roof and take pictures. Here are the pictures I took.

Climbed to second floor of parking garage to get past guard and explored ~15 of the 30+ floors under construction. Also went to the roof for most of these pics. Very windy up there.

Skyline Pics/Urban Exploration thread?

  No.28160

how do you gain access to rooftops? most high buildings in my city are 100% office space, with guards, appointments and surveillance

any guides to read?

  No.28161

>>28160

I mean generally one would not break into a building that they know has guards and surveillance for urban exploration. Most people go for under construction or abandoned.

  No.28162

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>>28158
OP here with more pics, dumping

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  No.28165

>>28164
Last one. I like this the best.

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>>28165
whoops, file too big, scaled it down.

  No.28167

>>28160
Abandoned buildings, buildings under construction are easy to access with low to no security. If there are guards, then if the building has a parking garage attached that is your best bet. Climbing onto the second or third floor of the garage from the outside will probably get you past any gates and to a door. If you are lucky then the garage shares a stairwell with the building and you can climb up from there, if not, then you need to get inside and find the staircase. Never take the elevator since in some buildings it has a camera inside or even worse it is directly linked to a security office. When you go to a building you should enter and exit at reasonable times. Never stay past 11PM or else anyone who sees you walk out might start asking questions. Other than that just act nonchalant and be prepared to be questioned by private security.

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I'm not letting this thread die. Back with more.

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  No.28504

>>28162
Danger! You're not moored.

  No.28505

Are you that same guy that post about getting that radio tower

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Here are some photos from a place I visited in New York. There are abandoned houses that people visit and spray paint.

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>>28519
Two others photos from the same spot.

  No.28522

>>28163
The third pic reminds me of Die Hard.

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Broke into my school under construction. Also abandoned stores are where its at

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  No.28719

>>28505
No. This is my first time posting here actually.
>>28520
Really cool stuff. I don't have any abandoned areas around me and this makes me jealous.

Picked up lockpicking recently after I got a set I found in the back of the 2800 I got last month. I kind of want to try it out but I can't really think of anywhere I'd go and use it that wouldn't have other forms of security on the doors like alarms.

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sorry for soykaf quality, thought someone might like this.
the place is abandoned but as you can imagine highly visible.

  No.29019

>>28910
I think the quality adds to it, nice pic Present Day, Present Time! AHAHAHAHAHA!

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couple pictures from last night

more soon, probably

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>>29104

some more, it was nice

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Spent a good while in Hong Kong recently. Incredible city, I would recommend it to anyone.

The wonderful thing about the place is that with so many high rises, many of which are old and under poor management, they can go neglected. Emergency doors get left open, locks are left in disrepair, security cameras are rare. It's a rooftopper's paradise. I usually like to just sit and have a cigar and watch the city do its thing from 30 stories high. I rarely take photos, mostly because my camera is soykaf. But I had to take down this moment. This was the first building I made my way on top of but it certainly would not be my last.

This view is from somewhere in South Mong Kok, which, along with Tsim Sha Tsui, is in my opinion one of the best neighborhoods for rooftopping. Tons of buildings lacking any sort of security aside from a broken or unlocked front door. Most have elevators, and when they don't the fire escape will always take you right to the top with the benefit of a bit of cardio. Of course you'll never get on top of anything along Nathan Road, but late at night if you head away a few blocks and ignore the whoremongers and occasional illegal immigrant trying to peddle some coke, you'll find plenty of interesting and completely open high rises. The door to the roof is often left unlocked and pried wide open for any of the residents to tend to their garden or have a smoke. As you approach the more ritzy districts like Wan Chai and Central on the island, you'll come across tons of locked doors, high fences and security guards surrounding the apartment and commercial complexes. In the other direction is Sham Shui Po. Despite being my favorite neighborhood in the whole city with a culture that is totally authentic and all its own, it isn't much good for urbex. You'll find some interesting shacks or gardens on top of the low-rises but ultimately you just won't get the same thrill as you do being on top of the much taller building in the other neighborhoods Kowloon-side.

  No.29116

OP back. another round coming soon hopefully. A friend of mine got a drone so this could be good. https://a.lainfile.pw/8H

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>>29110

i'll try to continue to post a few more as i find them

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will continue a little bit later, was a lot of fun

  No.29119

>>29118
>>29117
Hate to be nosey but where do you live? These are fantastic.

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>>29119

Southern California. This sort of stuff isn't too common here, and never quite as tall or dense as other places, and is a huge pain to access, but definitely worth it. Happy to show anyone around if they're ever in the area though.

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>>29111
Something I like to do when bored is try and pin point the position of where a photo was taken,
I believe i've found it. (at the top of the pink tower facing south)

  No.29142

>>28166
ahh, good old (A)narchy tower

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Did some wandering around on some piers in these fields littered with stray cats behind my walmart today

  No.29387

>>28519
Are these from a place called Wellwyn in Long Island? Looks familiar

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Urban exploration and photography layer over layer...

  No.29467

>>29387
Yes! I visited there a bit ago.

  No.29479

Want to get into this kind of urban photography myself and a lot of these pics look really well done. What kind of camera would you recommend?

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Hello Lainanon, seeing your thread inspired me to do something similar.
I went up to a structure (sorry, I don't know how to name it in English) they use for repairing an old palace in my town in Rome, My phone has a soykafty camera so here there are two low-quality photos from the higher I could reach. Maybe I will upload the video I made with a video-camera

  No.29816

>>29815
I have to mention the fact that I was sooooo scared from the height and from the fact that someone would think I was a thief, but everything went fine and I hope to find more structures like the one from I took the pictures

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i started doing some urbex recently. climbed the local courthouse and now i'm looking to climb something taller and explore some more crazier places.

chicago is nearby... maybe i'll go do some exploring there?

also someone become my urbex friend so i have someone to talk to about this cool hobby.

  No.29861

>>29854
Hope that you go and take some nice photos like the one you posted

  No.29867

>>29861
thanks friend. i took that picture from on top of a parking garage.

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Took this photo yesterday, near my home