Cement Plant Ruins, Philadelphia.

Spring, 2005

Photos by Matt Blaze

Philadelphia is full of industrial ruins. This cement plant, about a mile south of the U. Penn campus on the Schuylkill river, must have once been a huge operation. It is also one of the most precarious places I have ever photographed. Support beams were missing and twisted, debris was falling from the upper floors, and water was dripping everywhere.

These images were taken with a Nikon D2X digital camera. Click the thumbnails for larger versions.

Plant exterior, from street.

Plant exterior, detail.

Interior of main room, facing West.

Ruins of interior wall (North) and storeroom.

Interior of main room, facing East toward entrance.

Upward view from main room.

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