9 Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Posted on May 11, 2014 by tim


There are seven 16-storey apartment buildings in Pripyat. Five of them were built according to the special plans that could be suitable only in closed satellite-towns near nuclear power plants.

It is very dangerous to visit such buildings in Pripyat – about one third of them could collapse at any time.

This buildings are situated in the northern part of Pripyat.

There are yards around them.

There are daffodils near one of the buildings  – someone planted them before 1986, and the flowers still thrive in this place, not losing ground to local weeds.

A very recognizable part of the special project for such towns are the slanting concrete panels covering the railing of the fire escape.

the building has only one entrance for tenants (a “Corridor” system), and at the rear of the building there are all sorts of cultural and everyday objects – in this house it seems a library may have been inside.

Exterior trim has fallen off in many places. Generally the quality of construction in Pripyat is quite low.

The whole staircase is black – here looters lit bonfires, it is unknown whether they were burning the insulation off the wires, or smelted aluminum ingots for subsequent sale (or maybe both). In the upper floors there are some sounds – it could be a knock from doors and windows moving with the wind, or perhaps a sign of the presence of strangers in the building.

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9 Responses to “Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl”

  1. kwhunter says:

    another vandalized place

  2. petrohof says:

    “It is very dangerous to visit such houses in Pripyat – every third of them can be ruined suddenly.”

    what does this mean?

  3. Maroš says:

    If I understand this topic right there should be more cities such is Pripyat in whole USSR? I would like to see some photos of them. I know only about Enerhodar in Ukraine. Also I would like to know if those apartment buildings have some type specification as here in former Czechoslovakia. Thanks a lot.

  4. Bob says:

    And when they do finally collapse even more radioactive dust will be ejected into the atmosphere. Chernobyl is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Going inside the buildings can be quite dangerous from radioactive particulate contamination which can cause internal bodily contamination. Also gets on/in anything you might take away from the area spreading the problem even farther.

  5. javox says:

    is so sad to see somethin like this =(

  6. Andres says:

    Hi, how can i get a tour inside of buldings ?

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