Manmade structures exist according to specific sets of rules. These rules address concepts of containment, interior vs. exterior, social status, and the real vs. perceived boundaries that ultimately contribute to the impact a building has on its occupants and community. Industrial ruins provide a unique opportunity to examine the human relationship to constructed space; each building's original intention reflects a remnant of human ambition. In their shift from corporate to public space, these factories exit the realm of structured utilitarianism; their deterioration causes a conceptual transience as they are claimed by the local community. Through their slow loss of context, such buildings take on obscure and multiple meanings: representing the past, physical bounders, and the unknown or dangerous.