Dereliction – abandoned buildings and wasteland
Dare I say this needs a lick of paint and a little attention (dereliction). She said it as a joke because it was a wreck and completely abandoned.
Derelict buildings are fairly commonplace in large towns and cities. Many such buildings were once part of a strong manufacturing industry which has now fallen into decline.
Some derelict sites can be turned into attractions such as museums and even shopping and leisure centres, but others require complete demolition and removal, creating brownfield sites for future developments.