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I think urban exploring is cool, but it could
also be very useful. say an urban explorer
is arrested and charged for trespassing. he
then has a choice. he can work for the
municipal government or pay the fee. in
his community service, he is given a busy
office building as a project. his job
work with security and janitors to learn
every way in out and around the building.
blueprints are good, but often enough
there's an overlooked in that can only be
spotted by an experienced urban explorer,
especially in cities in europe, where
buildings are many centuries old and built
on other buildings. the explorer can spot
things that are simply not written in
the information is compiled in a small
booklet, each one floor specific. each
booklet is placed in an alarmed glass box
not unlike fire axes. then in the even t of
emergency, thoise in the building can
consult the book for advice. where to go if
there's fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, a
hostage situation, terrorism, a virus
outbreak, a backstreet boys reunion
concert, a godzila attack, a death-of-the-
firstborn-males plague, an alien invasion,
a declaration of war from a foreign
country, a sale on stylish slacks across
town or any other horrible disaster.
refering to the guidebook lets the in
habitants know the quickest way out from
any given point in the building.
at the fire station and police station, and
index of these booklets is kept, in the
event that rescue teams or tactical squads
need to gain entry to the building.
a very good explorer could probably join
the force with the sole job of planning
exits and entries to buildings.
Klaatu's link [jurist, Oct 17 2004]
What Urban Exploration is.
The wikipedia entry is pretty thorough. [Aude Sapere, Oct 17 2004]
A link to add a link [DesertFox, Oct 17 2004]
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||I'm fascinated by urban exploration. In the future, perhaps this will be more likely. At the moment, though, the authorities don't seem to want the masses to know you can stray past the 'no trespassing' signs and come back alive. [+]
||There is a fun (and probably safer) way to do urban exploring. <link>
||With the way judges are sewer systems would be mapped out in months! This idea needs to address property issues before I will vote for it. I don't want to report someone on my property and then get a government order to let them "explore". I like urban exploring but go fish.
||Maybe I'm not hip, here, but what exactly is "Urban Exploration" ? I mean, I drive up to Baltimore and wander around and cause a little trouble . . . what is the book for?
||This is the internet, [contracts]. If you have an aversion to Google, I appended the wikipedia entry.