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Offline Ademan

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The 500' Cooling Towers
« on: May 15, 2011, 03:00:54 PM »
If you recognize the place, please don't say it's name. This location has cost me hundreds of dollars in legal fees, and I was technically supposed to delete all my shots of it. I'm sharing them, cause it was the pinnacle of my exploring experiences thus far. I don't at all recommend anyone trespass on this property. Seems they don't much care for it. On the brighter side of things, the court cases are all cleared up now, and I'm no longer a suspect of possible terrorist actions.
During the construction of these two massive cooling towers, myself and another explorer took it upon ourselves to climb one of the 500' cranes, located in the center of the tower, that were being used to construct them. These are the photos from that trip. Enjoy, I risked my ass off for them.

1. The base of the towers at the beginning of construction. Not my photo


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15. Stolen from the kid I climbed with


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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 06:09:10 PM »
Awesome set dude

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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 07:14:45 PM »
Thanks man. Much appreciated.

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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 08:20:23 PM »
Damn dude, great shots.  Esp. love 3 & 5. 
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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 10:04:44 PM »
Wow...these pics are unbelievable.   Looks like something out of a James Bond movie.
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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 10:42:43 PM »
Felt like something out of a James Bond movie. We had to avoid both security and police on the way in, and then escape from them both on the way out. We'd have gotten away with everything had the security guard not been getting off work and driving down the street towards his home as we departed the woods.

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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 06:21:33 PM »
damn lol how did he know u were on the tower?

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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 06:37:48 PM »
we set off multiple motion sensors. :/

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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 04:25:35 PM »
curses. next time use your ninja skills

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Re: The 500' Cooling Towers
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 04:28:07 PM »
Trust me, we did.

We were only caught after avoiding security for over an hour and a half, managing to avoid three rounds of cop cars they sent through to find us, another round of security, and then this dude just happened to see us as he was leaving his shift for the night.