This TikTok is dedicated to exploring abandoned spaces — and it’s very unsettling.
During a time when the unhoused are being criminalized, and humans are producing enough waste to destroy the planet, it’s interesting to think about all that we discard. TikToker @triangleofmass tours spaces like churches, department stores, gas stations, fast food places, schools and hospitals that have been totally abandoned.
Symone reflects on the epic year she's had since winning "RuPaul's Drag Race":
Many of them are filled with furniture and inventory, and some even have running water. Yet, the spaces and their resources remain unused and deserted.
It doesn’t get any spookier than an abandoned dentist mansion. The retro space was full of old dentures, equipment and thrown-about office supplies.
A forgotten nursing home proved to be another creepy video. There were dozens of wheelchairs, beds and baths seemingly left for dead.
In real estate, these are known as “zombie properties,” which are declared after three inspections find no evidence of a present occupant and the absence of basic maintenance work.
According to the New York State Department of Financial Services, “Dilapidated vacant and abandoned properties can have a corrosive effect on local communities, lowering property values, attracting criminal activity, creating health and safety hazards, and imposing extra costs on local governments due to the additional police, fire and building safety resources they require.”
Watch this Brooklyn bedroom go from drab to fabulous in one day:
The post TikToker tours ‘zombie properties’ — abandoned spaces that are still filled with discarded items appeared first on In The Know.
More from In The Know: