How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

What is happening with houses in Pripyat today? Why are they becoming dangerous? They have been empty for up to 30 years. In 1986 they were full of people, the utilities were functioning, repairs were done in a timely manner, but after the accident all of the houses in the town were abandoned.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

The entrance to school #1.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

But it is better not to go for more than a few steps from the entrance of the building.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

School # 1 was one of the first buildings that began to collapse. The first collapse was in 2006. After the rain, the roof had became heavy and then collapsed.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

If you look closely at the destruction, it is clear that the quality of construction initially was bad – inferior crumbling brick, poor masonry, diluted cement.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

This crash happened not long ago.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

A view through the window.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

An apartment building in the 1st district. It seems that the building is still quite strong, but this impression is deceptive. Note the upper panels – they have abnormally large seams in the joints and the facia panels of the top floor slant a little in different directions – there are no longer welded joints, and one can only guess which of the panel will fall first.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

In this building entrances look more decent.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

One of the typical single storey shops in Pripyat. The building did not survive the winter.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

The central grocery. The roof and walls are still good.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

A book store. Not long ago, the roof collapsed into the building.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Cafe ‘Pripyat’ was also shoddily build.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Kitchen

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Remains of the aqueduct. Pripyat, incidentally, passed the “point of no return” quite some time ago, about fifteen years ago. This means that even if if the radioactive contamination in the city and surrounding area suddenly disappeared, it would not be possible to recover anything, it’s all too worn and rotted.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Prefabricated houses look better than those made from brick.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

The entrance to the basement.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Some houses are in a pretty good condition.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Remains of a contact alarm on the entrance door. Such alarms were used to try to protect homes from looters in the early years after the accident.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

In general, the prefabricated panel buildings in the city are much better preserved than the brick ones. Apparently, this is due to water which penetrating the joints and washed away the cement between the bricks, and froze in winter. After such “blurring” one of the buildings’ damaged walls gives way under the weight of the masonry above, and the building simply “lays down”. ¬†Most of the buildings in the city were destroyed in this way. As an example, here are the crumbling walls of a bank.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

Here is the famous “White House” near the central square, where in Soviet time “the town elite” of Pripyat¬†had apartments. The building was built of brick and is now in a very poor condition. It is prohibited to go inside.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

A brick restaurant building in the central square. Which will be the next building to collapse? The “White House” or it?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

It’s better not to go inside the 16-storey building with the emblem on the roof.

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?

After 20 or 30 years the “youngest city of Power” will remain only in memories and there will be only a few ruins rising above a thicket of dense forest that full of sound and life.

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6 thoughts on “How Bad City of Pripyat is Today?”

    • There could never be enough photos for me to see ! I enjoy seeing stuff from Russia that we’ve never had the opportunity to see before. altot of this stuff may disappear in 60 more years as if it were never there… thanks for all the pictures !!!

    • This is a fascinating ongoing study on how the ravages of time will eventually devastate a modern societal city.
      This is very important information gathering.

  1. Please IGNORE those who think they own ER and are self-appointed Admins who can say what the rest of us should be able to see.
    One day, they will realise that nobody is forcing them to look at posts they don’t like, or that they can go elsewhere, where they might be allowed to bully other visitors.
    Love the Pripyat/Chernobyl features, as these areas are constantly changing (and some of us will never be able to visit for ourselves.)

  2. Water damage on any type of building material will make it fail. Wood, steel, concrete or brick, it doesn’t matter. These buildings haven’t had proper maintenance in 30 yrs.

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