Montréal Mirabel Airport was planned as the world’s biggest airport, however it was beset with problems from the off and closed to passenger traffic in 2004.
The city of Pripyat in Ukraine was evacuated in 1986 following the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It has remained abandoned ever since.
Okpo Land in South Korea saw tragic accidents on one of its most popular rides forcing the owner to flee and the theme park to be left abandoned.
Disney’s Discovery Island was a popular attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida but closed when the similarly themed Animal Kingdom was opened in 1999.
The Glenn Dale Hospital in Maryland began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium before becoming a facility for the criminally insane. It closed in 1981 and has been abandoned since.
The whaling station at Grytviken was abandoned by the Norwegians in 1965 following a massive decline in the whaling industry.
The village of Kelso in Southern New Zealand was abandoned in 1980 after continuous occurrences of flooding. The entire population was moved elsewhere.
Puerto Del Hambre, or Port Famine, is an abandoned settlement at the inhospitable region of Patagonia at the southern tip of Chile.
The Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool was converted from a reservoir however it became abandoned in the 1980s and has remained so ever since.
Once one of Waterford City’s premier hotels, the former Jurys Ard Ri Hotel now sits abandoned overlooking Ireland’s oldest city.