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Modern "Ghost Towns"
« on: January 07, 2012, 12:29:56 am »
http://www.cracked.com/article_19617_the-6-most-mind-blowing-modern-ghost-towns.html

Some of these would honestly be badass to play like laser tag or paintball in.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 03:02:44 pm »
If you wan't to see a really creepy abandoned town, go to Pripyat in the Ukraine.
Very eerie place.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 04:17:15 pm »
So, essentially the world blew billions of dollars building a brand new supercolider in Switzerland (partially) when instead they could've just finished off the one in America and ended up with something three times bigger. Say what you will about scientists, but they're not the most financially savy lot.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:34:57 pm »
I can't help but feel a sense of schadenfreude that Dubai's most impractical and ill-advised vanity project - and yeah, consider for a moment the scope of that assertion - has gone completely tits up, just like anyone with a brain told them it would.  ;D

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 06:52:10 pm »
Not so much 'ghost towns' as 'ghost places'. But cool.

I want to go play in the SSC.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 07:04:12 pm »
So, essentially the world blew billions of dollars building a brand new supercolider in Switzerland (partially) when instead they could've just finished off the one in America and ended up with something three times bigger. Say what you will about scientists, but they're not the most financially savy lot.

It was built in America.  You do the math on what would've happened had they turned it on.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 08:15:09 pm »
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 08:31:17 pm »
So, essentially the world blew billions of dollars building a brand new supercolider in Switzerland (partially) when instead they could've just finished off the one in America and ended up with something three times bigger. Say what you will about scientists, but they're not the most financially savy lot.
They didn't "blow" billions. Those money are utilised quite well. The USA project was not an international one. It would have been very difficult (for a variety of reasons) to ask and get the financial support of the world at that time.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 09:46:35 pm »
I would go to that mall for the novelty of it.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 02:31:55 am »
So Dubai has fallen in the gutter, huh? That's good. Maybe soon, the "worlds tallest building" award will go to a city that deserves it.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 04:40:37 am »
Some of these would honestly be badass to play like laser tag or paintball in.

Six Flags New Orleans would certainly fit the bill.

http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/05/creepy-crusty-crumbling-illegal-tour-of-abandoned-six-flags-new-orleans-75-pics/

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 04:44:14 am »
Some of these would honestly be badass to play like laser tag or paintball in.

Or looking for hidden cats.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 05:42:20 am »
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 07:08:25 am »
I like the islands shaped like the world.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 08:35:17 pm »
So, essentially the world blew billions of dollars building a brand new supercolider in Switzerland (partially) when instead they could've just finished off the one in America and ended up with something three times bigger. Say what you will about scientists, but they're not the most financially savy lot.

The US one stopped construction first...It freaked the fuck out of the locals, some even considered it a portal to hell.  Also, it was too fucking expensive. 
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