History Main / NeverRecycleABuilding

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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24th Oct '17 4:02:48 AM shadowbeast
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** Ingham may claim to have the original [[Creator/SlimDusty Pub With No Beer]], but that actually burned down some time ago and the replacement building most likely does have beer. Not so Townsville's [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/The-Cri-696106608 Criterion Tavern]], closed to sell for development but not availablefor such due to heritage status; the [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Great-Northern-Hotel-Flinders-Street-View-586155449 Great Northern Hotel]], abandoned in recent years due to a small fire and not touched since, despite cheery banners proclaiming otherwise, [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Pool-room-in-a-pub-with-no-beer-668719238 still furnished]]; and the sad [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Lonesome-morbid-and-drear-579277574 Republic Hotel]], out of business for over a decade as of late 2017.

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** Ingham may claim to have the original [[Creator/SlimDusty Pub With No Beer]], but that actually burned down some time ago and the replacement building most likely does have beer. Not so Townsville's [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/The-Cri-696106608 Criterion Tavern]], closed to sell for development but not availablefor available for such due to heritage status; the [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Great-Northern-Hotel-Flinders-Street-View-586155449 Great Northern Hotel]], abandoned in recent years due to a small fire and not touched since, despite cheery banners proclaiming otherwise, [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Pool-room-in-a-pub-with-no-beer-668719238 still furnished]]; and the sad [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Lonesome-morbid-and-drear-579277574 Republic Hotel]], out of business for over a decade as of late 2017.
24th Oct '17 4:01:31 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.

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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, [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Queens-Building-695915200 complete with stock inside.inside]]. Played with, as it seems to have had several purposes since it was built in 1887.



** ...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]].

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** ...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 connecting 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]].around]].
** Ingham may claim to have the original [[Creator/SlimDusty Pub With No Beer]], but that actually burned down some time ago and the replacement building most likely does have beer. Not so Townsville's [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/The-Cri-696106608 Criterion Tavern]], closed to sell for development but not availablefor such due to heritage status; the [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Great-Northern-Hotel-Flinders-Street-View-586155449 Great Northern Hotel]], abandoned in recent years due to a small fire and not touched since, despite cheery banners proclaiming otherwise, [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Pool-room-in-a-pub-with-no-beer-668719238 still furnished]]; and the sad [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Lonesome-morbid-and-drear-579277574 Republic Hotel]], out of business for over a decade as of late 2017.
** And this [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Old-mission-708801144 old]] [[https://t00.deviantart.net/2sSMv1ojRZ8r6orvZtHQSYvJSJ8=/fit-in/700x350/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre00/5610/th/pre/i/2017/281/b/8/old_mission_by_thoughtengine-dbq02m2.jpg mission]].
3rd Oct '17 12:03:10 PM lillolillo
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* The Avengers mansion was left abandoned after the break up of the team at ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled, and stayed that way up to after ComicBook/{{Siege}}, when it was given to Luke Cage and the ComicBook/NewAvengers. Justified, as the owner Tony Stark could no longer give financial support to the Avengers, but the mansion still belonged to him, so he decided to keep it that way.

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* The Avengers ''Franchise/TheAvengers'' mansion was left abandoned after the break up of the team at ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled, and stayed that way up to after ComicBook/{{Siege}}, when it was given to Luke Cage and the ComicBook/NewAvengers. Justified, as the owner Tony Stark could no longer give financial support to the Avengers, but the mansion still belonged to him, so he decided to keep it that way.
28th Aug '17 6:16:58 PM PatPayne
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* In {{UsefulNotes/Ireland}}, there are still many old and decaying "famine houses" around 200 years old, just left there after their occupants either perished in the Potato Famine or left Ireland for America to escape it. There are even full-on "famine villages", ghost towns where entire communities fell to either of the two options.
20th Aug '17 10:20:38 PM GrammarNavi
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* The Rebels in ''Film/ANewHope'' set their base in a temple that was created thousands of years ago by a Sith who enslaved the world's population, then killed them all. The temple had been left fallow for all that time, and the traveler who rediscovered them suggested them as good locations for revolutionaries to put up a base. When ''they'' left, during the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the Imperials ransacked the base and then abandoned it themselves. In the JediAcademyTrilogy, Luke Skywalker decides to put his Jedi academy there, thoroughly averting this trope.

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* The Rebels in ''Film/ANewHope'' set their base in a temple that was created thousands of years ago by a Sith who enslaved the world's population, then killed them all. The temple had been left fallow for all that time, and the traveler who rediscovered them suggested them as good locations for revolutionaries to put up a base. When ''they'' left, during the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the Imperials ransacked the base and then abandoned it themselves. In the JediAcademyTrilogy, ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'', Luke Skywalker decides to put his Jedi academy there, thoroughly averting this trope.
18th Jul '17 2:32:38 PM Caps-luna
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* ''SS United States'' qualifies as she hasn't been able to move under her own power for decades. She's too cool for the scrap yard but also a daunting task to refurbish given that her interiors were removed and sold by a previous owner. She's not abandoned per se, but preserved until someone will find a use for her.
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