Historical Tuberculosis sanatorium also known as Seaview Hospital, which is now a national historic district. It was built between 1905 and 1938 and located on Staten Island. The largest and most costly municipal complex at its own time in USA. The whole complex consists of 37 contributing buildings and one site. More then six architects designed the complex. The principal designers were Raymond F. Almirall, Charles B. Meyers, the firm Renwick, Aspinwall & Owen, and its successor firm, Renwick, Aspinwall & Tucker. The whole complex was sprawled from Staten Island Farm Colony, established in 1830.
There were eight original pavilion to serve patients with tuberculosis, four men’s wards and four women’s wards. They were designed and spaced as fan- like formation to maximize the sunlight and for the fresh sea air.
The men’s wards were demolished around 1973 and since then the women’s wards are in disrepair and slowly decaying.
Here are some photos from inside The Sea view hospital exploration:
The complex is now set to be redeveloped. The city’s Economic Development Corporation is partnering with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and NYC Health and Hospitals to transform Seaview into a mixed-use health-focused development that will be known as Sea View Healthy Community.
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