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Inside the Divine Lorraine (Yes, Again!)

January 3, 2013


(Photos by Zach Patten)

While it’s only been about a year since I (nearly shitting my pants the entire time, I should add) climbed inside and on top of the Divine Lorraine, a lot has happened in that time. Not the least of which was a small roof fire – no more than a month after my visit no less – which left relatively little damage but did see the iconic North Broad street structure get some new barricades on its doors and windows to stop people from getting in.

Those barricades have apparently waned over the year however, as Philadelphia photographer and friend of this here blog, Zach Patten, has recently waged his way into the hollowed building (along with the wonderful people over at NextCityOrg) to deliver these amazing photos.

See more of Zach’s adventure into the Divine Lorraine HERE, and be sure to check out the photos I took last year HERE!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2013 10:15 am

    Stop this! I really want to go inside. Any tips on urban exploring? I’m worried about the crackheads that may be holed up in there.

  2. Jesse Keithley permalink
    August 25, 2015 10:18 am

    You talked about the divine had some work done to the doors and windows my friend and I ended up with the contract to clean out all the junk on every floor basement through the tenth floor and even work on the roof we put up a block wall in the one door way between the buildings but I have alot of pictures oand stories from working in that building we spent about three months working on the divine the met and the one school like six blocks down broad street


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