I've always been fascinated with abandoned projects - buildings, ghost ships, and what not.
I think it's truly fascinating that at some point in our lives, or in that of our parent's; Someone's dream came to a screeching halt. That in the middle constructing a mall or highway the money ran out, or a protest brought things to a close.
In the following images you will see the Richmond Parkway Interchange, "a stretch of highway that would have connected southern Staten Island to the Staten Island Expressway."
According to Nathan Kensinger's blog, "The plan for the parkway was to cut through what is now the Staten Island Greenbelt, tearing down pristine forests."
Members in nearby communities were able to stop urban developer, Robert Moses with amazing success - this project ended up being his last. Residents were able to protect their beautiful landscape, and the highway has since remained abandoned for more than 45 years. The roads are now littered with empty liquor bottles, abandoned cars with trees growing through them, and juvenile graffiti.
It would be a dream to be able to visit all these places I blog about so much. Just another goal in life...
Want to see more Land of the Lost issues? Click here.
There are 3 other ways you can find interesting topics to read as well.
*Clicking on any of the links under my "Favorite Categories" section on the left hand side of your screen
*Using the Google Search bar under the scrolling text.
*By choosing a date from the drop down list on the right hand side of your screen.
Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.
- Blade 7184 aka Peter