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Ruin Porn Visits North Philly’s Abandoned Budd Plant

July 16, 2013

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(Photos by Ruin Porn)

Located in the Hunting Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia, the former Budd Co. plant is a conglomeration of 20 buildings totaling 2.4 million square feet on 75 acres. It’s so large, in fact – Ruin Porn reports that she’d have to post about 20 pictures alone to show the entire exterior!

Even more impressive, perhaps, is that the vast majority of these acres is currently abandoned… While there was some talk of refurbishing the space into a “Budd Commerce Center” in 2004 by Preferred Real Estate Investments, a Conshohocken developer that had focused on buying similar properties and converting them into office space, and even into a Donald Trump proposed casino back in 2006 (luckily that didn’t happen,) it’s hard to tell what the current plan is, if there is any.

It does deserve mentioning that The Kroc center, a really sweet education, recreation, and cultural arts center, did get built on a portion of this land, but there are acres of ruin left to be developed.

Thanks again to Ruin Porn for these photos – and if you’re not already, follow her on Instagram HERE!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2013 6:42 pm

    Amazing photos dude! Why is there not more graffiti on the inside? Surely this would be an awesome place to paint.

    • Nina Krantz permalink
      November 13, 2014 8:44 am

      There is alot of Graffiti i go all the time

  2. C.Horn permalink
    January 21, 2015 6:41 am

    Pretty amazing you shot two places that I have family history ties, my dad, uncle, grandpa worked here, 43,30,15 years.
    Dad and uncle graduated from the old northeast/ edison high you took shots at.
    Lots of memories and feelings with theses pics, thank you.

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