The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant
The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant

The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant

The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant

No more abandoned...

Coaticook (Quebec), Canada

It is in 2004 that the old factory Belding Corticelli has been shut down. Since then, it has been abandoned and floors has been waved at the mercy of weather that infiltrate by the roof and windows. Long time ago, there has been manufactured elastic and laces here. The building has been sold in September 2012 to developers who want to transform the plant into a complex of 38 rooms. They also talk about reception rooms, an art gallery, creation spaces for artisans and a restaurant.

The work must begin in spring 2013 and must be completed a year later. And it's a huge projet, I can confirm. While the ground floor was partially burned, the upper floors  shows their eight years of neglect: the leaky roof, fungi that grow here and there, the waves in the floors and the mountains of snow inside. In short, the list is long.

However, at the back of the factory there is a place that will make a beautiful terrace, right next to the Coaticook Gorge and the old dam.

Related content

The pit - Photo: Jarold Dumouchel
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1954, the incinerator Dickson was, at that time, the most modern in North America. It has been built to replace these old incinerators where horses were used for harvesting waste.

In the 1920s, the city of Montreal was struggling...

The old and abandoned Blachford plant
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

From the outside, there is no indication that the plant is abandoned. No window is doomed and there is no "for sale" sign. Even the structure of the building is still in very good condition. Even myself, when I heard about it for the first time,...

Geo W. Reed plant - Photo by Pierre Bourgault
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

No doubt, this is a mysterious building. There is no bullet proof information on Internet about this abandoned building. Impossible to corroborate the details found here and there. Indeed, even the name of the building does not seem to be...

The abandoned Hermes Paper Factory/Recycling Center
Düsseldorf, (Germany)

Normally on Easter Sunday one spends time his or her family, however on this particular Easter a friend and I decided to wake up early and do some Urban Exploration.

What is great about living in Germany is that there are several abandoned...