The Meatpacking Plant in Kaliningrad, Russia, was the hugest meatpacking facility in the city stockyards.
In its heyday, the Kaliningrad Meatpacking Plant employed more than 1,000 people and was also a popular, if gory, tourist destination with daily guided tours of the slaughterhouse and processing lines. Times changed and the proliferation of refrigeration altered the meat industry, and Kaliningrad Meatpacking Plant is abandoned. The Kaliningrad Meatpacking Plant plant closed after the collapse of the USSR and was “donated” to the city of, which was clearly not thrilled with the property since it has been left abandoned and rotting since then.
Many of the buildings in the complex have collapsed, and the remaining structures are hollow shells of their previous industriousness, with nothing but debris and rusting machinery to recall the site’s past. The silver lining to the deterioration of the factory is that it has become a prime destination in the city for urban explorers. Walking through the ruins is a fascinating, eerie, and spectacular experience.
However, visiting the complex has become more hazardous in the past months. A recent excursion reveals the main building is approximately halfway demolished; construction equipment is visible from behind the rubble.
The stunning photos of an abandoned Meatpacking Plant were taken by Andrey Novozhilov. Andrey Novozhilov is a professional photographer, who shares his stories with followers.
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