We know Philadelphia may or may not be haunted, and we sure do love our history (especially when referring to the storied past of our favorite bars). But the bygone days of Philly descend much deeper than destinations on a tourist map. The city is populated with many sprawling, abandoned buildings that could satisfy your need for adventure, so we rounded up the most essential ones that you should go check out right now.
Willow Steam Plant
419 N. 9th St
Just a stone’s throw from the Electric Factory, the Willow Steam Plant sits on the edge of Center City with no signs of renewal. The space was erected in 1927 with an overabundance of pipes, gauges, and all the other industrial edge expected in a plant. Today those mechanisms give off a menacing quality as the towering structure is adorned with graffiti and too filled with asbestos to attract any investor in fixing the place up.