September 21, 2005

Alcatraz 2: New Industries Building 1

POST #    1885

One of the first buildings we went into while on Alcatraz was the New Industries Building. The building quickly became my favorite. Sure, there was the actual prison part of the island that we didn't see yet, but the New Industries Building was empty when we went in and we wandered around alone the whole time, which was a creepy experience. It's possible that the building wasn't actually open to the public as the area was fenced off, but the actual entrance to the building wasn't, so we wandered on in.

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 8:01 AM

 

 

Nice photos! I prefer the second photo.

:)

Posted by: cristina at September 21, 2005 12:03 PM

The paint chips look like honeycombs! What was the Industries Building used for? Was it where the inmates made license plates?

Posted by: Jen at September 21, 2005 12:41 PM

great pictures!

Posted by: Jess B at September 21, 2005 5:39 PM

Solid photos, man. Everytime I try to hit up Alcatraz, they're sold out, so I gave up.

Anyway, this is totally off topic, but I saw your name mentioned in a WSJ article today.

for all you Tien fans...

Tien Mao, a 27-year-old city native, also says his card is collecting dust. Mr. Mao, who works in the accounting department of a Brooklyn construction company, says he signed up for In:NYC after seeing advertisements for it on the Gothamist, a blog where he moonlights as an editor.

After paying off a $600 balance that he transferred to the card, Mr. Mao hasn't purchased anything with it. Instead, he favors a Visa card that gives him a 1% cash refund on every purchase. "I'm not a huge club guy and I don't blow $100 on a bottle of wine at a fancy restaurant so I'd rather have the cash than their rewards," says Mr. Mao.

Posted by: Moe at September 22, 2005 12:13 AM

dammit!! so does anyone have a copy of that wsj article?

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 22, 2005 12:30 AM

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