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Manhattan Testing Facility





These photos are a few weeks old now but it was the first time I had gotten out to shoot in a month. I had seen photos of this place last year but no one was sure if it had been demolished or not. When I saw some new sets pop up I knew it was time we got out here. This place is a government facility that tested jet engines. It was built in the 1950s and operated until some time in the '90s.

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12. Apparently this was used for cooling. From what I read it has seeped into fractured rock and polluted the land...

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27. HUGE testing cell that could only be opened with massive hydraulics. I'm guessing this was the large engines that might go boom...

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29. Serious door...

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33. Goal post...

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35. Swamp...

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37. This place had almost nothing left behind that would tell you what it was or who it was ran by. Except when we turned one corner and found a massive pile of all these blueprints just dumped out on the floor...

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After we got back to the car we put our things inside and then drove around to the front of this place to take some exteriors. We were on a public sidewalk or even across the street in some instances. We saw a cop drive by and right after he passed us he pulled a u-turn. I walked across the street at this point but he rolled right up to the other 3 guys and warned them that they were not allowed to take photos of the place because it was a government facility. If only he knew.



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