The ghost factory   Leave a comment

In Cairate, a small town in the north of Italy, there is an amazing example of industrial archaeology: the paper factory “Vita Mayer”.

In the period of its maximum expansion in the ’50, more than 2,400 people produced 80,000 tons of paper per year and up to six daily trains directly entered into, due to a small railway station built inside the factory.

In the early ’70, a hard crisis began, due to competition from Eastern countries and lack of woods. In 1976 the railway was closed, because it was’t profitable anymore.

After a hard flooding,  the factory was definitely closed.

Today, the “Vita Mayer paper factory” is one of the biggest dismissed industrial area in north Italy.

Any plans for making it to revive it, aborted.


Posted 24 November 2012 by Matteo in Architecture & Still Life, Pictures, Places

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