10. LNG Tanks in Rossville
For almost four decades, empty liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks sat rusting in the neighborhood of Rossville, Staten Island. The bulky tanks were considered an eye sore for many members of the community.
The tanks were built in 1976, but never served their intended purpose to hold fuel. Instead, they sat neglected after their construction.
In 2015, permits were filed with the city in hopes of demolishing the tanks to make way for factory outlet center with a public park and movie theater. However, a stop work order was issued in 2016 by the State Department of Environmental Conservation due to the property owner failing to obtain a necessary permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).