|Clearly someone needed a smoke break. What a bad time for a door handle to break off in your hand.|
|Some scavengers are more tidy than others. For example, note the neatly-stacked insulation against the far wall. I would say his mother raised him well except for that whole, you know, stealing thing.|
|Someone forgot their Coke bottle.|
|The basement was flooded. Probably with Coke.|
|Get a straw. There's a lot of it. And bring some ice cream. This is going to be awesome!|
|I ask you, just what kind of sick bastard would steal half an attic stair?!|
|Scavengers on the second flood preferred the taste of Dr. Pepper to Coke. Pepsi drinkers just get white-collar jobs. Bottled-water drinkers are idiots to pay that much, but they can afford it since the mark-up is so high in the fashion industry.|
|The ceiling looks so comfy, I could take a nap.|
|...because if you do, he won't think about how he's about to run out of space on the sign halfway through, and he'll have to switch to a tinie, tiny font.|
|Oh, and here's the machine. I wonder if it was really worth the investment since, really, how often are you going to need a conveyor belt to move light fixtures up to the second floor?|
|At first we thought this was the part of every A-Team episode where they hole up somewhere and build a bullet-proof bulldozer covered with guns, but then we figured out it was one of the scavengers working with relative impunity. The van was hidden from sight among a cluster of buildings, and the place is so far removed from traffic that almost no one would notice it on the grounds in any case.|
|There were a few office areas such as this garage-looking area...|
|...which also had stacks of women's magazines.
Sort of a confusing message, I think.
The cover date is March 1984, if you're wondering. I'm not sure exactly when this place closed.
Quick editorial aside: Don't you love how the term "new woman" went from a radical (in its day) feminist ideal to the name of a fashion magazine that represented distractions from pretty much everything the ideal advocated? Yes, Angelina's new haircut is more imporant than the issues underlying her humanitarian crusade.
|At first I thought this mistakenly slipped this one in from my collection of photography of modernist installations, but then I remembered that this was the room in every abandoned government complex where they keep the ladder, tire, and giant rubber band collection.|
|Continue to Part III|