The Warehouse
Continuing where we left off...

The end of the building where we entered tended to be filled more with business offices and the like rather than the sparse open areas of the warehousing section.

This is one of the offices with a great view of downtown.  The rent is pretty good too, but the place could really use a fresh coat of paint.

Closer to the top floor I really didn't think we would see any more domiciles, but I could smell urine as soon as we stepped out of the stairwell.

This place was full of junk brought up here by its resident(s).

I don't know how many styrofoam containers were up here, but I guess this person was always eating on the go. 

Note the orange (right of the center of the frame).  We found fresh fruit in several of the areas where the homeless people lived.

Obviously there was a bit of a fire here.

There were several other places where small fires had been started, undoubtedly in an effort to keep warm.  This was certainly understandable in this freezing cold concrete structure.

Another nice view of downtown.

Cue the theme from Rocky.

The stairwell took us right up to the rooftop.

The inside of little building behind me was...

...filled with shelves like these.  You can't tell in this picture, but there were three free-standing shelves plus ones along three walls, all of which were about nine feet tall.

Each of the other structures like this on the roof were filled with these shelves, which is all the stranger since you could only access them by walking across the roof.  No stairwells opened into these sub-buildings.

Brei took the opportunity to let Fort Worth know who's the boss...

...while I got a quick bite to eat.

These trees were growing right up out of the rooftop.  This place wasn't as bad as the meat packing plant ruins, but there were several other places where plants had taken root in a serious way.

And a final shot looking down the length of the rooftop.

Additional details about this trip can be found in a more lengthy write-up posted on my Journal page.  Jump right to the account of this expedition here.

Alexplored 3/5/05. 
Back to the Index