The New York Cancer Hospital 1986


I’d love to visit this place, another example of the failed war on cancer.

Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

cancer-hospital-nyc-matt-weber For 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…

©Matt Weber

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