The town of Weston in Illinois was built in the 1960’s as a new town however it was chosen as the site of the National Accelerator Laboratory and was abandoned as a result.
The Yekaterinburg TV Tower in Russia was once the tallest abandoned structure in the world. The project was left incomplete after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
Although Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is still actually open, much of the complex has been abandoned as the number of patients has decreased significantly over the years.
The TSS Duke Of Lancaster was a British railway steamer that operated from 1956 to 1979. It now lies abandoned in Mostyn in Wales.
Tajbeg Palace was built in the 1920s and is located outside Kabul, Afghanistan. It was home to the royal family until the Soviet Invasion of 1979 and left abandoned when they left.
Ypsilanti State Hospital was a facility for those with mental health problems just outside Saline, Michigan. It has now been demolished after lying abandoned for a number of years.
Argentiera is a ghost town in Sassari on the Italian island of Sardinia. It was once the centre of the island’s mining community but was abandoned in 1963.
Salina Praid is a salt mine located in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was left abandoned for years but has recently been put to use again.
Atafona in Brazil is being attacked by waves, slowly forcing the buildings to be abandoned and claimed by the sea.
Balestrino in Italy suffered from earthquakes over the years and eventually in 1953, the government took the decision to move the entire population to a new village nearby.