There are many abandoned places across Ashdod in Israel. Each tells a story of a different era through shadows and memories. Each of these 10 abandoned and forgotten places in Ashdod tells of a remarkable history as to when they were constructed in the first place. I just rounded up the most strange abandoned buildings across the Ashdod in Israel because I want to keep you apprised of the rich cultural history of the city. Some of these abandoned places are the perfect subjects for photographers.
10 Unfinished Medical Center in Ashdod, Israel
The abandoned Medical Center in Ashdod, Israel, was a highly visible ruin that loomed over sand dunes at the intersection of Altalena and Menachem Begin St. for years. A state-of-the-art medical facility from the 1980s is now a derelict ruin. There is a plan to demolish an abandoned Medical Center and build a new one on the same site in Israel.
9 Abandoned Trade Center
This abandoned Ashdod Trade Center stands frozen in time. That’s the case with this abandoned place where “checkout” is more than a state of mind. The Trade Center smelled musty, filled with stale air after years of abandonment. Once bustling, busy, and brightly lit, abandoned Trade Center evokes a certain type of grim dreariness tinged with decay.
8 Closed IDF training facility
There’s an Israel Defense Force training facility in western Ashdod that’s been abandoned for 30 years. Fenced enclosures lay closed at the abandoned military facility. There are different reasons why the military pieces of equipment are left behind.
7 Forgotten Coffee Shop
Founded in the 1960s, that building grew from being a small store into one of the famous coffee shops in Ashdod. But with the rise of competitors such as nearby big trade centers, it faced an increasingly competitive market. It has stood abandoned since 1995, becoming more and more creepy every day.
6 Shushanim Wedding Hall
The Shushanim Wedding Hall in Ashdod was once a nice place for people to get married in Israel. Rooms were apparently nicely decorated and wide enough to enjoy big parties! Unfortunately, it has to close down in the early 2000s. In 2020 restoration is the process of returning a building to its former state.
5 Ashod Hatana Shop
Situated by the Mediterranean Sea, the Hatana shop welcomed customers who spent holidays in the area. The building stands empty with a few rooms along a renovated pedestrian corridor. There are no plans to turn the building into a retail center.
4 Locked Down Police Station
In the 1960s, this three-level police station was built to house police patrol operations. The old police station was closed in 2005 when the re-reformed police department moved to a new location. It didn’t take long before looters and vandals broke in to do that voodoo that they do so well.
3 Abandoned hotel on the beach
The abandoned hotel is situated 200 meters from the Yud Alef beach in Ashdod. The hotel was once a luxurious vacation destination in Israel. After failing as a hotel and ending operations as an orphanage in 2014, the building remained unoccupied for years.
2 Abandoned Telecommunication Site
Opened in the 1970s with a single antenna, the site quickly expanded. The site closed in 2002 and since then I believe it has been left abandoned. In late 2015 the site in Ashdod was purchased by a construction company with expertise in tall building design and projects.
1 Dekel Event Venue
Located in Ashdod, Israel, it was built as an event entertainment venue with a capacity of few hundreds of people. After being poorly taken care of, many concerns over flooding, poor structure, it closed in 2010 and it quickly fell into further disarray. It had been completely abandoned for over 10 years.
Expert on Urban Planning and Abandoned Places
|Mr. Gregory Hooqe is a highly experienced expert on Urban Planning and Sustainable Development. Mr. Gregory Hooqe has been focusing on Urban Development since 2000 and has written extensively on the subject.|
He was awarded the 2009 Korea Foundation Professional Award for his research on Korean Smart Cities, as well as the 2016 Korea Development Institute, Global Ambassador Award for SD and Innovation. Mr. Gregory Hooqe served for LG Technology Center and has been teaching and consulting at Shaanxi Railway Institute and KDI.