The New York Cancer Hospital 1986

cancer-hospital-nyc-matt-weberFor over a quarter century, this old building sat vacant, except for a few homeless people who camped there. Fortunately the landmarks commission saved the building which has forty foot wide circular towers. Apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s throat cancer had a lot to do with the building being built. Cancer was finally being recognized as a major issue, and the building served those afflicted till 1955 when it found modern facilities elsewhere, as Sloan Kettering…

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