Sometimes everyday work can bring interesting emotions and discoveries. Surveys are the most interesting part of the job. For some reason this object came to mind – perhaps because my previous post was about the «corpse row» in Depot No. 2.
Three years ago, as part of my work, I had the opportunity to visit an old half-abandoned ATP on Truda Ave. in the Dnipro. Well, back then it was half-abandoned – I remember there was security, some boxes were rented out, the area was quiet, weeds grew through the asphalt, and sometimes dogs barked lazily. Once upon a time there was a Scientific and Production Research Company “Naukova”.
The 4-story building was newer and it was easier to work with because it had a flat roof—everything could be viewed from the outside. The security guard opened the door for us, bypassing several empty floors we immediately went to the roof. I’ll omit the working moments – such a banal roof, but I took a few photos.
The old administrative building turned out to be much more interesting, the first floor was a canteen, higher up in the rooms there were offices with a lot of things, rotary phones, vintage stationery, old computers, safes and an adding machine of the “Iron Felix” type – everything breathed the USSR.
In one of the rooms there is an archive with project documentation. Unfortunately, it was IMPOSSIBLE to photograph all this – the commandant followed on our heels and reluctantly answered our questions.
Our task is to get into the attic (this building has a pitched and dilapidated roof) – but there are no stairs. There is only a hatch in the ceiling, and the height of the hatch is 4 meters – we had to use engineering thought and build a pyramid from old tables and cabinets. The attic was stormed – the commandant did not want to go in with us. )))
Of course, I understand that this is just a banal dusty attic, but when I got there, my boyish curiosity turned on (as if I had never seen attics before) – I took out my mobile phone and shot this short video. By the way, in this video there are some views from the previous roof.
After the attic, the commandant and my colleague hesitated on one of the floors, and I hurried from the stuffy, musty rooms to the street. To the right of the building, almost in a pile of garbage, I noticed something interesting – a model of the building.
The layout is interesting, but upon closer examination I realized that it had nothing in common with reality. I think someone was practicing prototyping, or it was one of the civil defense stands on which “situations” were simulated, or, as an option, a manual from a driving school.
And as soon as I turned off the recording, I saw a security guard rushing towards me and shouting from afar – “SO WHAT DID YOU FIND SO INTERESTING THERE?” I honestly said that I saw these two old cars and was overcome with nostalgia. From the bewildered face of the ocher, I realized that he did not understand at all what I was talking about now and why I was so interested in auto junk. Some are junk cars, and some are auto industry legends.
Unfortunately, I was not able to see more at this object.
Regarding this facility, three years ago there was talk of revitalizing this territory, but today there is information that a completely new commercial facility will be built there.