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Ruins of The Smallpox Hospital

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Dez Santana, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Built in 1854 on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, a ruined castle-like structure which was once the Smallpox Hospital (Renwick Ruin) and is now inaccessible to the public. Closed in 1950.

    Unusually, it is well-lit at night and its ghostly outline can be seen from Manhattan after dark.

    D300 at ISO 200:

    4sec at f/8

    1/1000sec f/8

    1/1000 at f/9

    1/640 at f/9

    1/100 at f/9

    1/125 at f/8

    More here:
  2. ghursh


    Jul 3, 2007
    Gilbert, AZ
    i like... very interesting...
  3. Thanks George :smile:
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Guest

    Wow those are great shots.
    Strange they have not torn it down for new construction, the land as to be worth a mint.
    I bet the inside is quite creepy.
  5. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Nice series.
  6. latazyo


    Apr 23, 2008
    that's a really cool building, it would be cool to remodel it and reuse it (although I agree that would be kind of creepy)
  7. Thanks Cameron, Jeff and Latazyo.

    I find it strange that they haven't torn it down either. For years, it always looked creepy and haunted.

    There's some sort of construction/renovation going on at the grounds and I believe they will be building a public park, just south of the building.


    Apr 30, 2005
    red x's no images
  9. That's because when you checked, my photo host Zenfolio is under scheduled maintenance.

    Should be up soon? :confused: 

    RFC, I think you've seen these images before.
  10. I hope it's up soon, I want to see these!!!!:biggrin:
  11. It will be soon Rebecca :smile:
  12. How fascinating!!!!

    What an interesting looking place. Freaky.
    And small! I mean, it appears small to me when compared to surrounding buildings.

    Great shots, again!:biggrin:
  13. brooksro


    Dec 29, 2007
    USA, California
    Quite interesting.
  14. Thanks Rebecca and Brooksro
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