Aerial drone footage of ‘Abandoned Philadelphia’ [video]



Check out this aerial drone footage of some of Philly’s most decrepit, abandoned sites.

Matt Satell, who runs the aerial photography company Philly by Air, was generous enough to share the footage with NewsWorks.

It spotlights six of the city’s “creepiest” abandoned places: the PECO station on the Delaware River, adjacent to Penn Treaty Park; the Willow Steam Plant in Northern Liberties; the Spring Garden Public School on Poplar Street with the caged-in rooftop; the Quaker Storage Building, also on Poplar; the Dreuding Brothers Company in Kensington; and the Richmond Power Station in Port Richmond.

Even if you don’t know these locations by name, chances are you’ve seen them, far across the skyline. Their rusting stacks and dated architecture makes them stand out amid the development happening all around them.

Set it all to some spooky music — here’s three hours’ worth, via YouTube — and you’ve got yourself a Halloween winner.

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