Steel Spinning Pyrotechnic Fire Art in Abandoned NYC Subway Stations

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One of the many things we love on our #untappedcities Instagram live feed, is getting an inside peek into the cool things all of you readers are exploring and photographing. Just recently, something rather amazing caught our eye. More than your standard urban exploration, a group known as f/11 was doing “steel spinning,” which for us lay folk is a form of pyrotechnic fire art in abandoned subway stations in New York City.

If there’s a group that has a larger collective passion for the city, we think this posse might be it. Above ground, below ground, in eerie overcast weather and in bright sunlight, these guys are out, climbing, seeing, trespassing, and photographing. A look through their Instagram feeds show an eye for detail, from the patterning of residential tower windows to a miniature abandoned fire truck in a forgotten place.

Instagrammer__Macgyver recently shared with us the epic shots from underneath the city streets. The photos are collectively by __Macgyver, Mr_Dume, Jenyc_photography, Max.Bon, Thompsonxls_, Datsmrjones2u & _Fabricios_.

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See more from this crew with their images of 5Pointz street art hotspot mid-demolition in October 2014. Read more from our column on Abandoned NYC locations as well as our Top 12 Secrets of the NYC subway system. To find out which abandoned subway stations are next on her list, get in touch with the author @untappedmich.

 Abandoned NYC, f/11, Steel Spinning, Urban Exploration

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