Watch: Spooktacular Drone Footage Showcases Philadelphia’s Abandoned Buildings

Matt Satell captures some Halloween-inspired drone footage over the Willow Steam Plant, Spring Garden Public School and many more.

Image by Matt Satell/Philly By Air

Image by Matt Satell/Philly By Air

Want to flyover six spooky, yet oddly beautiful abandoned buildings that dot the city’s landscape? Of course you do!

Matt Satell of Philly By Air has put together a Halloween-inspired drone video that highlights these rusting landmarks of Philadelphia’s past.

Satell most recently put together a video that showed off our city for papal prigrims. Today, he released Abandoned Philadelphia,  a short video that glides above and around these familiar graffiti-tagged buildings that still share Philly’s skyline, which is increasingly becoming full of glassy and glossy high-rise buildings. “Though abandoned and in decrepit states,” says Satell on Philly By Air’s blog, “these buildings seem to have a surprising beauty as well as a rich history in making Philadelphia what it is today.”

Here’s the list, followed by the video:

  • PECO Delaware Station (Fishtown)
  • Willow Steam Plant (Callowhill)
  • Spring Garden Public School (Poplar)
  • Quaker Storage Building (Poplar)
  • Dreuding Brothers Building (Kensington)
  • Richmond Power Station (Port Richmond)

Head over to the blog for a brief history on each of building, including when each one was built and an idea of when it was last active.