Broken towers over Bangkok

 

 

Standing at the edge of the Bangkok cityscape are four derelict stairwells. Their simplistic uniformity and broken strength are an odd juxtaposition to the gleaming glass and steel around them. Reaching 40 stories into the sky they beckon at the eye and tease your imagination.

The earth around these towers is torn part with rusting steel reinforcment beams and huge chunks of broken concrete. The base of the towers is exposed at 2 levels below ground and the site has filled with water deep enough for fish to start living there. Access to the inner stairwell begins at level 3, requiring a mix of knee deep wading into the waters around the base, balancing on submerged concrete, climbing onto broken edges of the remaining floors, and scaling a rudimentary wooden scaffolding to get to the first flight of stairs.

Once inside, the first four flights are pitch black, causing concern for what waits above, then the light breaks through as you climb higher with a view at the summit to match the best sky bar in Bangkok.

 

Bangkok Abandoned buildings
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Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
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Bangkok Abandoned buildings
Bangkok Abandoned buildings
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