Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

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.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

This buildings are situated in the northern part of Pripyat.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

There are yards around them.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

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.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

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

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

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.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

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

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

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.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

The path to the apartment building is made of concrete. These paths were made ​​immediately after construction of the house and then were gradually replaced with asphalt or tiles.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

A porch.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

There are 2 lifts.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

An elevator shaft.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

A kitchen.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

In such buildings there were 1-room, 2-roomed, and 3-roomed flats.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

A corridor.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Lift’s mechanism.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Under the roof, there were communication doorways.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

On the roof the background radiation is significantly higher than on the ground.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

On April 26 many residents watched the fire at the station from here and received huge doses of radiation. The radioactive background in Pripyat was at about 1 roentgen per hour, which exceeds the safe rate by approximately 100,000 times.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

The Belorussian exclusion zone can be seen.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

The exit.

Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl

The green grass near the house.

via

9 thoughts on “Inside of Sixteen Storied Building in Pripyat Chernobyl”

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

    what does this mean?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Leave a Comment