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Old 03-11-2007, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I was just wondering what are some cities that have alot of boarded-up buildings?
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:30 AM
 
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Detroit!!! It's filled with them. And the one's that aren't boarded up are burned down or half burned. Every drive down a typical residential street there? Every third house is boarded or burned. It's a mess!
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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YEP---Iv'e seen that for myself. St. Louis another one.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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Detroit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like armagedon. I was in complete shock when we were lost there.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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St. Louis and Pittsburgh. both cities have lost over half their population since their population peaks. That's a lot of abandoned homes. I still like Pittsburgh though. St. Louis... not so much. Saw quite a few in Philly too while I was wandering around town there.

Also, check out www.urbandecay.ca
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Baltimore has a lot of boarded up row houses that attract some investors.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Oil City, PA?
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Oil City, PA?
NO not at all
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What the bloody hell is everyone's fascination with Oil City on this flippin' board??
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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I was just wondering what are some cities that have alot of boarded-up buildings?


I think the answer in that is look ar ANY large metro area where drugs exist. That's pretty much everywhere across the map. But what's interesting is the poorer, run down neighborhoods get the wood boards slapped on the windows.

I also can't quite figure out why the city of Cleveland decides to board up a drug house and then paint a figure of a man or a cat on the wood boards in the windows??? New form of art?
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