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    • Party Hard - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 188 views
      Just a short with some time-lapse footage.

      The city parties while an old building on the corner awaits death...
    • Gary Sheraton rooftop - Duration: 2 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 324 views
      A mild breeze? Let me play you the song of my people.......

      A now-extinct view of downtown Gary, IN; from arguably the city's biggest eyesore. Opened as a Holiday Inn in 1968, and already dead by ...
    • Crap: MackyD's - Duration: 30 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 251 views
      Disgusting fact of the day: if the building remains untouched, it will probably collapse before those fries start to decay. You ever see McDonald's fries decompose? Neither have I...

      Also: graff.
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    • Weird Waukegan - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 436 views
      The historic Waukegan Building was constructed in 1924 by the St. Louis Bank Equipment Company for the Waukegan National Bank - though it only served as a bank through the 1930s; with Waukegan Nati...
    • Head Maxroom - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 807 views
      I found a Max Headroom mask. Then did stuff...

      "...your love is faaading!!"
    • Wyoming Incident 14 - Duration: 53 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 489 views
      Found on a flashdrive labeled "Midnight"...
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  • DIXIE SQUARE MALL Play

    Once-located in the Chicago suburb of Harvey; Dixie Square is perhaps the most famous shopping mall that ever existed. It was the original "dead mall", having been abandoned for more than three decades after only 12 years of operation, and was one of Chicago's most popular urban exploration destinations at the beginning of the new millennium.

    Built from 1965-1966, Dixie Square was anchored by Penneys, Wards, and later expanded to include a discount department store called Turnstyle, topping out at over 800,000 sq.ft. of enclosed, 72* year-round shopping pleasure. Unfortunately, it was also built during an untimely demographics shift in Harvey which quickly sent the mall into a death spiral amidst a skyrocketing crime rate. After several murders in and around the center, along with various other incidents, tenants quickly fled to safer malls nearby, and ultimately Dixie Square was completely empty and boarded up by early 1979.

    Later that year, Dixie Square re-opened for eight weeks... at least it looked like it. The mall was renovated and "dressed" back to life during filming of the 1980 cult-favorite "The Blues Brothers", in which the Bluesmobile and Illinois State Police cars wreaked havoc around and inside the center, causing major damage that was for the most-part never repaired. Following Hollywood's brief stint, the mall was used as a temporary school until 1981, then left to stand and rot away.

    After further murders, fires, and one botched redevelopment after another; some demolition finally began (illegally) in late-2005 into 2006 but quickly halted, leaving huge portions of the mall wide-open to the elements. By this point, though, Dixie Square had quickly become a photographer's haven as hundreds came from all across the world to infiltrate and explore its massive ruins. The rest of the mall was finally demolished in 2012.

    From 2009 through 2011, I consistently visited and documented the structure while digging further into its troubled history. These videos were taken on my ten ventures inside Dixie Square's ruins, and during its demolition in early 2012.
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