In pictures: architectural salvage in Abu Dhabi


A derelict block in downtown Abu Dhabi awaits demolition.
A derelict block in downtown Abu Dhabi awaits demolition.
The building's upper storeys may be full of rubble, but the ground floor is still in use.
The building’s upper storeys may be full of rubble, but the ground floor is still in use.
Salvage men sell what remains of the building's contents from a makeshift junk shop on the ground floor
Salvage men sell what remains of the building’s contents from a makeshift junk shop on the ground floor.
The salvage ranges from window frames and old wardrobes to filthy mattresses and former tenants' personal effects.
The salvage ranges from window frames and old wardrobes to filthy mattresses and former tenants’ personal effects.
The objects on sale retain the traces of their former lives.
The objects on sale retain the traces of their former lives.
Run by a janitor, the shops remain in place until the building is demolished or the store is closed by the local municipality.
Run by a janitor, the shops remain in place until the building is demolished or the store is closed by the local municipality.

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For more on this story see The resurrection men: meet Abu Dhabi’s architectural alchemists

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