History Main / NeverRecycleABuilding

17th Apr '18 7:13:09 PM nombretomado
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* Even large thriving cities may have Soviet-era buildings abandoned for decades because either reusing ''or'' demolishing them is too costly and/or dangerous. An {{egregious}} example would be an [[http://nsk.novosibdom.ru/node/2123 unfinished 22-story hotel]] towering over Marx Square in Novosibirsk, whose construction began in 1968 and which, in 2014, still stands in the same state it has been since the early [=1980s=].

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* Even large thriving cities may have Soviet-era buildings abandoned for decades because either reusing ''or'' demolishing them is too costly and/or dangerous. An {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example would be an [[http://nsk.novosibdom.ru/node/2123 unfinished 22-story hotel]] towering over Marx Square in Novosibirsk, whose construction began in 1968 and which, in 2014, still stands in the same state it has been since the early [=1980s=].
2nd Apr '18 11:47:40 AM reppuzan
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* In ''Fanfic/IfIOnlyHadAHeart'', Izuku, Katsuki, and OriginalCharacter Mashi turn an abandoned and crumbling building on the outskirrts of town into their unofficial "clubhouse", reasoning that since it was so out of the way, it would take forever for the city to actually follow through on their condemnation of it since it wasn't cost-efficient or time-efficient. Sure enough, the trio are still running around in the building years later with no repercussions in sight while renovating it in their free time. The trope ''is'' lampshaded though, with both Katsuki and Izuku balking at the thought of legally trespassing on the property, but they soon relent and haven't had an issue since.
1st Apr '18 11:38:04 AM AgProv
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* This is a plot-point in Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. In the most recently published character, the Caltech gang, now temporarily resident in the city of Ankh-Morpork as guests of Unseen University, are using their collective skills to work out the secrets of bizarre housing block Empirical Crescent, a place abandoned for many years as it is too weird even for Ankh-Morpork. Sheldon Cooper's genius has worked out that there are lots of hidden corridors and rooms that run at right-angles to reality, but whose physical location can be worked out by applying higher mathematics as it pertains to quantum theory and multi-dimensional reality, as expounded by Einstein, Bosen, Heidleburg, Bohr and other luminaries. Meanwhile, Penny has worked out that if she walks confidently into a certain wall at a certain point, it very soon ceases to be a wall and becomes a hidden portal to these hidden rooms. She cites [[Franchise/HarryPotter Platform 9a]] and Professor J.K. Rowling as ''her'' primary academic reference. It is very possible the long-lost art studio of the insane great artist Mthodia Rascal wil soon be found...
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16th Feb '18 7:39:38 PM AaronOfMpls
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* Subverted in ''Series/Hustle'' episode "The Delivery". The team try to retrieve some stolen diamonds buried by a friend just before he went to prison - only to find that the burial spot is now underneath a shiny new police station...

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* Subverted in ''Series/Hustle'' ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' episode "The Delivery". The team try to retrieve some stolen diamonds buried by a friend just before he went to prison - only to find that the burial spot is now underneath a shiny new police station...
25th Jan '18 6:38:18 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In "Carpet Diem", Dipper and Mabel find a disused, boarded-up room in the Mystery Shack. Grunkle Stan claims to not know anything about it, but his reaction to finding an old pair of glasses seems to indicate he knows more than he lets on. In the season 2 episode "A Tale of Two Stans", we find out [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan lived in that room for a while after his twin brother Stanford, who originally owned the house, was trapped in AnotherDimension. He apparently boarded the room up because it held a lot of painful memories.]]
14th Jan '18 6:22:00 AM Andyroid
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* In ''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, many viewer take to the notion that Tiana was simply lied to about the competition.

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* In ''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, a poor black woman, many viewer take to the notion that Tiana was simply lied to about the competition.
10th Dec '17 5:14:06 AM kouta
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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, or perhaps hidden behind [[BookcasePassage a secret door]] that doesn't appear on the blueprints.

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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 maintenence or 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, or perhaps hidden behind [[BookcasePassage a secret door]] that doesn't appear on the blueprints.
blueprints. If it's not protected or hidden it could still remain undisturbed for long periods of time if the people who know about it have no reason to go there (e.g. an unused attic or crawlspace).
25th Nov '17 8:14:58 PM thevideogameempire
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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.

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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 Lenin statues.
12th Nov '17 7:11:12 AM cosmogoblin
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* Subverted in ''Series/Hustle'' episode "The Delivery". The team try to retrieve some stolen diamonds buried by a friend just before he went to prison - only to find that the burial spot is now underneath a shiny new police station...
24th Oct '17 4:23:18 AM shadowbeast
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* [[http://ravensblight.com/ Ravensblight]] features Bleak Estate, whose builder built it on top of a cemetery he was supposed to have restored. In the 1920s a rock was thrown through a window, causing all the windows to explode; the owners were not found inside, nor have they been seen since. Most other buildings have had a [[AvertedTrope succession of owners]], though the consequences of recycling the buildings are often catastrophic. Case in point: a Gothic chapel which was built by 17th-century monks escaping religious persecution in their home land (never said what land or what religion), managing to be strange enough for locals to end up burning the place down with them all inside; then a priest bought the place in the 1920s, had plans drawn up and bought materials to turn the place back into a church again, only to fall totally and permanently insane upon attempting to enter the place; then a rock band in the '70s used it to record an album, said to be their most beautiful and sad, though this cannot be confirmed as it will destroy any device it is played upon. One night they all piled into their tour bus and disappeared with only a call to their manager that they were running for it. Most other buildings there avert this trope too, with successions of mysterious owners and tenants, doing acts of evil, going mad, or mysteriously dying. With rare exception, you just ''shouldn't'' recycle a building in Ravensblight County.
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