The village of Weston in Illinois was abandoned after it was selected as the site of the National Accelerator Laboratory in 1966.
The Yekaterinburg TV Tower in Russia was once the tallest abandoned structure in the world. It became known as the Tower of Death.
Although Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is still open, much of the complex has been abandoned as the number of patients has decreased 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.
The Tajbeg Palace was built for the Afghan Royal Family in the 1920s but was never completed. It suffered extensive damage during decades of war.
Ypsilanti State Hospital was a mental health facility known for its experimental therapies. It was demolished in 2006 after lying abandoned for 16 years.
Argentiera is a ghost town in Sardinia, Italy. 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.