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Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital

This weekend my roommates Aileen, Isuru, Saha, and I went on an adventure to explore Roosevelt Island and its abandoned smallpox hospital.

 

It was built in the 1850s in Gothic style and abandoned a century later. It's now a beautiful, overgrown, crumbling castle-like ruin. Surrounded by a fence, and off-limits.

 

Crumbling ruins are something you rarely see in this country, even rarer in New York City!

 

www.rihs.us/landmarks/renwick.html

 

Isuru's got some great pics of it.

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Taken on July 28, 2007