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Inside an Abandoned Soviet Textile Factory

There’s always a special thrill in visiting silent and deteriorating industrial places where decades ago hundreds of men and women worked amid loud machines. And a special thrill it was indeed taking these photos in the abandoned power plant building of a long gone fabric factory. Read More >>

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Decay and Demolition Inside a Dying Cement Factory

The first cement factory in Hungary has reached its sorry end. The monstrous industrial complex of Lábatlan was established by Balázs Konkoly-Thege on the right bank of river Danube in 1868, and in the very beginning, Roman cement was made here in a wood-fueled 16 chamber furnace. Today, the factory is a lovely ruin—which I visited to document before it's demolished. Read More >>

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Watch the Surprisingly Creepy Process of Making Blood Red Paper

You've got your remote cabins in the woods; your freaky laboratories; your Saw-like cellars; but the best setting for a horror movie just might be a 130-year-old paper manufacturing plant in London. This short vid shows a shadowed, moody take on how G. F. Smithproduces sheets in a single hue in its Colorplan line. You'll never look at bright red the same again. Read More >>

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Watch GE Gleefully and Awesomely Destroy Dozens of Random Objects

Remember General Electric's incredible cadre of of machines that exist solely to destroy things? Well, they've been using them to destroy things like teapots and baseballs and watches just for fun—and the resulting videos are amazing. Read More >>

architecture
Inside Budapest’s Forgotten Temple of Sewage

Here at Gizmodo, we're obsessed with beautiful old factories, captivating control rooms and fascinating scientific machinery. A few weeks ago, I showed you the 99-year-old Kelenföld Power Plant, one of most beautiful industrial places on earth. This time, I'd like to show you another industrial pearl—in a rather hideous place. Read More >>

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The Future of Urbanisation Looks Mesmerisingly Bleak

As more and more ozone-depleting humans start crowding together, we're going to eventually stain the entire world with concrete streets and flickering street lights. Mountains are going to glow like man-made volcanoes, rivers are going to become brown sludge and new urban cities will be carved into whatever is left of nature. This digitally created art piece by Yang Yongliang shows what that bleak future will look like. It's mesmerising. Read More >>

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The Timing Chain Clock Makes Me Want to Live in a Factory

For those obsessed with all things industrial, the Timing Chain clock is a piece made for you. Just look at it, the thing looks like it was plucked from an Upton Sinclair-era factory machine and adorned with time markers. Read More >>