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Broken windows on an abandoned multistory brick factory building on the General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Abandoned General Electric Factory

This is one of the largest of the abandoned factory buildings at the sprawling General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I photographed it from the parking lot behind the IUE-CWA Union Hall on Broadway. The mound of dirt separating the parking lot from the factory is a railway embankment, which still has one functioning track.

The building, which stands between Broadway and Fairfield Avenue, is best known for the large lighted GE sign, visible all over downtown Fort Wayne, that stands atop it.

It is interesting to compare the architecture of these ancient industrial buildings to that of modern factories. The old GE buildings are large, multi-floor brick buildings. They were built to last for a long time, and despite the utilitarian purpose of the buildings, they have little decorative touches that no modern company would "waste" money for on a modern factory.





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ge-factory-windows-small-unframed 7x7 inch Unframed $200.00
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ge-factory-windows-medium-unframed 11x11 inch Unframed $350.00
ge-factory-windows-medium-framed 11x11 inch Framed $475.00
ge-factory-windows-large-unframed 15x15 inch Unframed $500.00
ge-factory-windows-large-framed 15x15 inch Framed $700.00






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