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Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites

Last week, Jonathan Shikes shared urban-exploration photos snapped inside vacant CU medical buildings, as originally shared on uer.ca, a fascinating address devoted to documenting urban exploration across the country. Turns out the website has a page devoted specifically to Denver, with several featured buildings having been demolished since the photos were taken -- meaning that the images are the last reminders of these vanished ruins. Look below to see shots from five of these memorable wrecks, with extra info from uer.ca.

CustomArt Industries

Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Note: Photos by Kari Johnson

1801 W 14th Ave

Denver, Colorado

United States

Owner: RTD

Type: Building

Status: Demolished

Accessibility: Easy

Recommendation: Too late, it's gone!

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Foreign car repair

Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Address: Denver, Colorado

United States

Owner: Unknown

Type: Buildings

Status: Demolished

Accessibility: Forget about it, it is gone

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General Chemical

Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Address: Denver, Colorado, United States

Owner: ?

Type: Building

Status: Demolished

Accessibility: Difficult

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Osage

Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Address: Denver, Colorado, United States

Owner: ?

Being demolished, courtesy of our good pals at Alpine Demolition, as of 11 May 2008. Probably being knocked down for condos, as the neighborhood is undergoing gentrification, with project housing literally down the street from pricey condos.

Edit: Completely demolished as of the beginning of June.

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Tagger's paradise

Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Address: Blake St. & Downing St.

Denver, Colorado

United States

Owner: Unsure

Type: Building

Status: Demolished

It had been a storage facility before it caught fire in September of 2010. It's my understanding that even before the fire, the building was vacant and taggers had already claimed it. Since the fire the building remains a "Taggers Paradise" and a spot frequented by squatters.

Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites

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