Derelict Buildings

Designates abandoned or unoccupied buildings or groups of buildings that constitute potential public hazards.

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derelict buildings
derelict building
abandoned buildings
buildings, abandoned
buildings, derelict
vervallen gebouwen Dutch
vervallen gebouw Dutch
edificios abandonados Spanish
edificio abandonado Spanish

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Designates buildings or groups of buildings that are abandoned by their owners, often constituting potential public hazards. In a legal connotations, the term does not include buildings that are temporarily vacant or unoccupied.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008055. The J. Paul Getty Trust.