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graffiti pier
2010 - 2022
 


built to transfer pennsylvania coal from rail cars onto barges for distribution, the facility was stripped of its equipment in 1991 by conrail, the company that still owns the property. the pier with its two concrete viaducts was used for other purposes and guarded for a few years, but as security was cut back, people filtered in - fishermen at first, then paintballers, graffiti artists and vandals.

knowledge of the pier spread slowly through early web forums until the explosive growth of social media in the 2010s made it a widely popular attraction. artists and vandals came in greater numbers and soon virtually every ground-level surface had been painted
over many times.

every so often conrail acts to deter trespassers, most recently in may of 2018. while that effort faltered, graffiti pier remains private property subject to trespassing statutes.


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the lady in the morning
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 


paintball massacre
2010

 

 

 

 

 

 


i see you too
2013

 

 

 

 

 

 


uh-oh

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 


all smiles
2022

 

 

 

 

 

 


it's in there somewhere
2022

 

 

 

 

 

 


we shoulda painted it blue
2022

 

 

 

 

 

 


so what else is new
2022

 

 

 

 

 

 


dazzle
2017

 

 

 

 

 

 


funky bollard
2014

 

 

 

 

 

 


turn off the damned light
2018

 

 


 

 

 


the money's over there
2014

 

 

 

 

 

 


frog on vacation
2019

 


 

 

 

 


no beach umbrellas
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 


the early ducks
2018

 

 

 

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