The Warehouse / Alter Street – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Everybody needs a place to call their own, and it sure helps if that place has pool coping. Getting a private indoor setup together is a giant pain in the ass, but the reward of skating a place that’s exactly what you want to skate is unbeatable. All I can say is, if you’re thinking about it, just go for it; its a lot to do but you’ll figure it out. There’s plenty of spacious warehouses in shitty neighborhoods that landlords would just love to rent to tenants as appreciative as a group of skaters. And there’s more resources out there than ever before to help you figure out the build. We’re already skating our second warehouse, so get out there and get that shit done! And invite us over to skate!” Chris Picco

Chris Picco. Slash.  Photo: Paco.

Chris Picco. Slash.  Photo: Paco

Conor.  Photo: Paco

Conor. Bluntslide.  Photo: Paco

Pat Guidotti. Judo Air.  Photo: Paco

Pat Guidotti. Judo Air.  Photo: Paco

Pat Guidotti.  Photo: Paco

Pat Guidotti.  Photo: Paco

Pat Guidotti.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Pat Guidotti. Backside boneless.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Pat Guidotti. Ollie.  Photo: Bryan Karl Lathrop

Pat Guidotti. Ollie. Photo: Bryan Karl Lathrop

Brendon Welsh.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Brendon Welsh. Backside wallride. Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Photographer Bryan Lathrop put down his camera long enough to grind over the loveseat.

Photographer Bryan Lathrop put down his camera long enough to grind over the loveseat.

Jordan Aune.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Jordan Aune. Feeble.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Phil Jackson.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Phil Jackson. Feeble on the pool coping.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Scott Kmiec.  Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Scott Kmiec. Tail block. Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Big ups to Scott Kmiec for kingpinning the operation and handling countless headaches daily, to Carlos Baiza for bringing tons of knowledge and muscle to get the operation into high gear, and to the many skaters who pushed some screws, brought some wood, and continue to get rent in on time.

Photography by  Bryan Karl Lathrop and Paco

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