Mitsubishi bought the island in 1891 and began using it as a coal mining facility. When space for the workers began to run out, they built Japan’s first large scale reinforced concrete apartment block on the island in
Abandoned Battleship Island, Japan housed what it should have with obscenely crowded apartments like this. Now, entire island is abandoned & restricted to the public. These derelict sky-scraping ghettos fall without an ear to hear them.
*On April the Chernobyl reactor began its tragic meltdown. The town of Pripyat, Ukraine is an abandoned shell of a city frozen in a Soviet time warp. This amusement park, strangely opened the day after the reactor explosion in the midst of evacuation.