Skiing down Five Floors of an Abandoned Building

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5th Apr, 2013

Talk about skiing off-piste! Combining one of my favourite sports with our fascination for abandoned real estate, professional skier Logan Imlach tackled a less traditional terrain– the 1960s abandoned ‘Bucker building’ in Alaska. Once called ‘the City under one roof’, it was used as an army base, in anticipation of a Soviet invasion during the Cold War. It housed a hospital, a theatre and even a jail. After an earthquake caused damage to the steam pipes, the building was abandoned and left to the elements ever since– as well as a few adventure skiers. Check out his awesomely filmed five-story descent through the decaying building…

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