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 Post subject: What is happening with Concrete City?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:12 am 
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I was wondering if anyone knows what is going to happen with Concrete City for sure? I heard the group who owns the land is going to be selling it a while back, I was hoping someone has heard something new about it recently. If a developer gets it, it looks like another piece of anthracite history will be gone :evil:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:29 am 
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i heard the same thing, i believe someone out there is attempting to save at least one building there, if not buy the place but you know how that goes. :roll:

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It would take a lot to demolish though wouldn't it? I thought that is the reason why it is still standing. I wish I had enough friends and money to all chip in and buy this place. I actually just re-edited some photos I took of it last year and now I want to make another visit.

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Its amazing what that place looks like today compared to how it looks in old videos and such....

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It does look totaly different now, from some of those old pictures though it really looked like something in it's day.

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there are old pics somewhere on the internet..... ill have to hunt them down. story is they did attempt to tear them down but 100 cases of dynamite barely touched one of the buildings!

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heres one....

http://home.comcast.net/~tecsite/Concre ... crete.html

and a real good one......

http://www.explorepahistory.com/hmarker ... rkerId=632

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 Post subject: Concrete City
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It's amazing looking at old photos of that place and being there now... Its so much different. I really hope they save some of the buildings.


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there used to be a fairly large 8 page PDF out there with history info and several older pictures of Concrete City...it looks like it was taken down from where I found it so I just uploaded it. If you have a slow connection it might take a while it's a 19MB file.

http://home.comcast.net/~daimonpaul/coal_breaker/concretecity.pdf

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ok for those of you who don't want to read about it or download the 19MB file (which I would recommend theres some good info in there!) I pulled some of the photos out of the PDF with Photoshop:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/daimonrulz/concity1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/daimonrulz/concity2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/daimonrulz/concity3.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/daimonrulz/concity4.jpg

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ok I had to bump this...I have a different view of Concrete City, an editing process I just learned I wanted to share. Most all pictures of the place are dull, gray and lifeless...I think this one adds a little life to the place:

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And no photo geeks, its not HDR, that was made from a normal JPG (would be better from a RAW file, but I haven't used that much yet). Of course it might be too whacked out for some people, but I think its neat.

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:shock: :shock: :shock: WOW WOWIE

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Nice Man, thats cool!

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Yeah, that gives it quite the comic book feel. Good job!

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