The severe roof damage in some parts of the Kirkbride building at Greystone Park State Hospital - particularly in the female wards - leads to wonderfully aesthetically pleasing winter scenes such as this one. But like much photography, there is a lie buried in this scene - although the roof is going, the plaster is fallen, pipes have crashed down, the superstructure is still in great shape. There are no holes in the floors. According to my bubble level, the building is level and plumb. There’s no reason it can’t be saved - which makes it all the sadder that, even though the State of New Jersey received yet another reasonable adaptive reuse proposal, they’re going ahead with demolition.
Buster Keaton ~ College (1927)
Rain shoot with Nicole Mejia on my balcony.