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How to tag a construction site that stopped for a long or permament time. In my case the construction stopped for like 10 years ago because financial reasons. The bulidings had been built but they are unfinished. No painting at all and most parts of it doesn't have insulation just bare walls or just the supporting structure. The area is ingrown with weed and only the guard lives there.

asked 19 Nov '14, 23:54

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I would use abandoned I think it does not really matter whether the building was actually used or not before being abandoned


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answered 20 Nov '14, 09:31

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I also thought of "abandoned:". In fact this one: abandoned:building=construction (5 times in taginfo) (since it was a building under construction when which was abandoned – matters for the look if it was finished or not, IMHO). And construction=house/apartments/… to specify the building type which was in construction.

The whole area was landuse=construction before, so, now, it should be abandoned:landuse=construction (9 times in taginfo), shouldn't it?

(20 Nov '14, 12:53) aseerel4c26 ♦

I'll agree with your proposal for the 3 tags. Of course, that is if land is not used for other stuff now. Otherwise other landuse tags could be used.

(20 Nov '14, 16:55) escada

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