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22nd Apr '17 4:44:33 PM nombretomado
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* Par for the course in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. In almost every game (3 and 4 being the exceptions), the hero's army takes over such a structure to serve as their headquarters. The [[SuikodenII second game]] even has the hero's army claim an entire GhostTown.

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* Par for the course in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. In almost every game (3 and 4 being the exceptions), the hero's army takes over such a structure to serve as their headquarters. The [[SuikodenII [[VideoGame/SuikodenII second game]] even has the hero's army claim an entire GhostTown.
15th Mar '17 11:57:27 PM Panzerkatzen
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A notable variation is having an abandoned ''room'' inside a frequently-used building. This one tends to be more fanciful than factual, as any reasonable custodial staff would have access to blueprints and schematics showing where everything is. For a room to remain undisturbed for decades would normally require someone (or [[EldritchAbomination something...]]) actively protecting it.

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A notable variation is having an abandoned ''room'' inside a frequently-used building. This one tends to be more fanciful than factual, as any reasonable custodial staff would have access to blueprints and schematics showing where everything is. For a room to remain undisturbed for decades would normally require someone (or [[EldritchAbomination something...]]) actively protecting it.
it, or perhaps hidden behind [[BookcasePassage a secret door]] that doesn't appear on the blueprints.
8th Mar '17 10:11:19 AM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'', a store in a busy city has been bombed and left abandoned for ten years without being condemned, repaired or renovated.
15th Nov '16 6:51:00 PM Random888
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Anastasia}}'' ahistorically portrays the Winter Palace as being abandoned and boarded up ten years after the events of UsefulNotes/RedOctober. In real life, the Winter Palace was by that time added to the Hermitage Museum, which it is still part of today.
8th Jul '16 1:10:02 PM GuiRitter
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* In Evansville Indiana a couple discovered that an office building that they sought to buy had an entire second story that had been sealed off for over 70 years. Even with much of the furnishings removed it still contained several fireplace mantels, a stack of old canceled checks dated between June and December 1930 and and other tidbits related to the hardware company that made use of the offices in the second story.

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* In Evansville Indiana a couple discovered that an office building that they sought to buy had an entire second story that had been sealed off for over 70 years. Even with much of the furnishings removed it still contained several fireplace mantels, a stack of old canceled checks dated between June and December 1930 and and other tidbits related to the hardware company that made use of the offices in the second story.
22nd May '16 4:14:18 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* In Eastern Germany, many large camps of Warsaw Pact troops were abandoned more or less from one day to another after the fall of the wall. Since demolishing them takes time and costs money, you can still find comparatively well preserved places, including porn magazines from the 1980s and Lenis statues.
* In general, many photographers or geocachers are always looking for abandoned buildings ("Lost Places") and finding an astonishing amount of them.
19th Apr '16 8:45:37 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]] The house across the street from Mrs. Davis' remains vacant and "For Sale" from the time Miss Brooks moves in. [[JustifiedTrope Explained in story]] by Mr. Webster, the realtor, as being due to the fact the owner is asking too much money. [[spoiler: From the start, Miss Brooks sees this as her future dream house where she will live in wedded bliss. At the end of the film, Mr. Boynton buys the house, and marries Miss Brooks.]]
14th Mar '16 5:26:14 PM thatother1dude
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* Carl and Ellie's house in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. It appears to have been abandoned for quite some time when Carl and Ellie first meet inside as children, and it remains that way up until they buy and refurbish it after their marriage. {{Egregious}} because WorldWarTwo ([[FridgeLogic and its accompanying]] dual housing shortages -- one during the war, [[FromBadToWorse and one after]]) happened somewhere in between there.
* In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', Tiana's father sets his sights on an abandoned mill as the place to set up the restaurant he dreams of starting. Not only was the mill empty for some time before he announces this, it remains empty for another ten years or so, while Tiana grows up and saves the money so she can buy the mill for the same purpose after her father dies. One of the things that kicks off the plot is that as soon as she tells the men selling the mill that she's able to afford it, she's informed that someone else just happened to outbid her on it. Given how the men are jerks who suggest that Tiana couldn't handle running a restaurant because she's black, {{fanon}} has taken to the notion that Tiana was simply lied to about the competition.
** She also didn't count on the building's value increasing from the original asking price.

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* Carl and Ellie's house in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. It appears to have been abandoned for quite some time when Carl and Ellie first meet inside as children, and it remains that way up until they buy and refurbish it after their marriage. {{Egregious}} because WorldWarTwo ([[FridgeLogic and This is especially unlikely given UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo (and its accompanying]] accompanying dual housing shortages -- one during the war, [[FromBadToWorse and one after]]) happened somewhere in between there.
* In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', Tiana's father sets his sights on an abandoned mill as the place to set up the restaurant he dreams of starting. Not only was the mill empty for some time before he announces this, it remains empty for another ten years or so, while Tiana grows up and saves the money so she can buy the mill for the same purpose after her father dies. One of the things that kicks off the plot is that as soon as she tells the men selling the mill that she's able to afford it, she's informed that someone else just happened to outbid her on it. Given how the men are jerks who suggest that Tiana couldn't handle running a restaurant because she's black, {{fanon}} has taken many viewer take to the notion that Tiana was simply lied to about the competition.
** She also didn't count on the building's value increasing from the original asking price.
competition.
8th Jan '16 2:57:16 AM shadowbeast
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* It is unclear how long the [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Sdc12196-407926758 Queen's Building]] in Townsville, Australia (the dirtier of the two in the image) has been abandoned, and it is difficult to see inside, however it appears that it, too, was boarded up decades ago, complete with stock inside. Played with, as it seems to have had several purposes since it was built in 1887.
** In the same place, [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Keith-Thomsens-3-582723481 Keith Thompsens Furniture]] also appears to be unoccupied...
** ...As have the old [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Bogies-at-the-old-workshops-474067840 Flinders Street Railway Workshops]]. They were intended to be used by a preservation group, but this fell through after a cyclone hit the city; the place rots and has no longer any collecting track, and homeless people don't seem to want to try it. It has been left with old rail bogies and [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Swing-of-dereliction-543970039 pieces of equipment laying around]].
* Urban Explorers often seem to find factories, hospitals and houses, especially in Europe, which have not been broken into or attacked, and have all manner of stuff inside, from racks of hardhats, tools, and sidings full of rail wagons just left there, to hospital beds, specimen bottles full of deteriorating specimens and medical tools still laying out all over benches in surgery suites. The lack of theft can sometimes be quite disturbing, as well as some of the items found there, such as deliberately-mutilated toys and boxes of live ammunition.
9th Dec '15 10:35:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Constructor}}'' and its SpiritualSequel ''MobRule'', if a building is left without a tenant for a long time, it will be settled... by a six-foot cockroach. Needless to say, the neighbors are a litle concerned about bad influence on their children (you know those roaches).
* Par for the course in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series. In almost every game (3 and 4 being the exceptions), the hero's army takes over such a structure to serve as their headquarters. The [[SuikodenII second game]] even has the hero's army claim an entire GhostTown.

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* In ''{{Constructor}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Constructor}}'' and its SpiritualSequel ''MobRule'', ''VideoGame/MobRule'', if a building is left without a tenant for a long time, it will be settled... by a six-foot cockroach. Needless to say, the neighbors are a litle concerned about bad influence on their children (you know those roaches).
* Par for the course in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. In almost every game (3 and 4 being the exceptions), the hero's army takes over such a structure to serve as their headquarters. The [[SuikodenII second game]] even has the hero's army claim an entire GhostTown.
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