Note: RSVPs will open, Saturday October 20 @ 2pm. Space is limited to 15 photographers. Plan to arrive on site by 2pm.
To those Urban Explorers that have attended the past open meetup at this location, you may have had to deal with various poster board stands, linked fencing, and/or crowds getting in the way of your shots. Not to mention you were limited (within the building) to just shooting the main room past the entrance.
After speaking to the property manager at the event, we are looking in setting up a special access event to this location for up to 15 AUE photographers, on Sunday, October 28 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (plan to be on site there at 2pm to go over safety protocol, do's and don'ts, and handle misc details before we get access). Gates will close at 2:30pm and the property manager will not open them afterwards - so plan to arrive well in advance around 2pm and plan for potential traffic!
From the initial information I was told, you would be given access to the main hall, ancillary rooms (this is the area highlighted around the green dots), front plaza area, including the signal tower area on the north side of the building and access to the south side of the building. The rear of the building with the elevated tracks is strictly off limits and the property manager will be on-site to monitor that this is enforced. The baggage claim is also off limits, though if this event is a success he may talk to his manager/association to open the other two portions for a similar event. The second story balcony area is above the baggage claim and he mentioned that would be off limits. The signal tower on the north side is boarded up and there is no access inside of it.
Please bring a headlamp/flash light as some rooms can be dark, and please be considerate to others taking pictures when using your light source to navigate around.
The property manager wants to remind us that pictures for this event should be be used for personal photography purposes and NOT for commercial/money-making purposes. No models will be allowed on-site for this event.
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