The Real Deal Miami

Urban explorers discover Miami

May 08, 2012 03:00PM

Abandoned silo in Miami (source: abandonedfl.com)

The relatively modern city of Miami lacks most of what urban explorers typically flock to, catacombs, abandoned factories and subway tunnels. Nevertheless one group of adventurers has put Miami on the map for urban exploration with the website AbandonedFL.com, according to Miami New Times.

Run by David Built, the site chronicles his trips through Miami’s forgotten places. Cold war era missile silos, abandoned theme parks and over-grown churches are only a few of the reasons Miami has blown up in the community. But despite the thrill of uncovering lost spaces, urban explorers face serious danger and legal consequences. “That’s part of the thrill of it,” Built said. “It’s serious and it’s edgy and it’s exciting.” [Miami New Times]