Day 241

View from Jones Woods Park

August 27th, 2012

The large brick building off in the distance was part of the old Staten Island Hospital until 1979, when the medical center relocated to a larger campus. Just to its left stood a "spectacular Neo-medieval style brick structure" known as the Castle, which was was also part of the hospital complex and which was demolished just six months ago after being deemed an "accident waiting to happen" by the city.

(Just above the treeline in the center of the photo, you can faintly make out the top of one tower of the Verrazano Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the Americas.)

One Comment

  1. Sandra says:

    At some point, the bridge-statistics folks are going to have to have a sit-down. I recently learned about the New River Gorge bridge in West Va, with “the longest steel single span arch” in the world….sigh.

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