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Inside Philadelphia’s Rusting Halls of Power with Noah Levey

July 29, 2013

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(Photos by Noah Levey, all images copyright 2013 Noah Levey photography)

Welcome to Philadelphia’s “The Rusting Halls of Power,” a jaw-dropping photo series by Noah Levey, documenting two of our city’s abandoned coal-fired power plants. One at Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown (the more empty looking one, as most of the machinery was removed from this plant,) and the other located further down the Delaware at the base of the Betsy Ross Bridge.

Simply stunning! Check out more photos below….

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2013 5:02 pm

    This might sound or even BE stupid, but…do you get permission to take these photos? Or just go where you please?

  2. July 29, 2013 10:16 pm

    Great shots! I’ve tried to figure out how to get in the Delaware Ave location but it looks guarded. Any tips?

  3. July 29, 2013 10:33 pm

    Philly just has so much character.

  4. July 30, 2013 2:46 am

    I find it easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission in cases such as this. That being said, I do not attempt to enter locations that I would have to actually break into, cut fences, etc. A project like this is never worth getting arrested over for Breaking and Entering. all of these locations were relatively open and easy to gain entry to when I was doing the series. As far as I know, both of these areas are now guarded by actual patrolmen. It’s just as well, for the more time I spent in these places, the more I realized just how dangerous being inside them really was.

  5. July 30, 2013 11:03 am

    Is this where they shot the industrial interior shots in Hemlock Groove Netflix series?

  6. July 30, 2013 11:33 am

    Afuckingmazing. So fucking cool.

    How the hell is there no graffiti though? Most abandoned places are coated with layers of it. It’s weird to not see it.

  7. Alexa permalink
    July 30, 2013 10:40 pm

    Awesome you did my hometown right! These are great Noah!

  8. July 31, 2013 12:31 am

    here is a scene from Terry Gilliam’s ’12 Monkeys’ that was shot there:

    as for the graffiti, I wondered that as well. I did see some, but not nearly as much as I expected.

  9. AbandonPhotg permalink
    August 20, 2013 8:29 pm

    I’ve been all over these sites years ago! If you want to really explore these places u need to climb a fence and crawl through broken windows like I did 10 years ago!

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