Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
03/05/2009 02:45 PM Filed in: Urban Art Creative Process
Back on January 2007 me Silvana and Kevin, we went to visit the abandon site of the Greystone Park Psychiatric hospital in NJ and we trespassed it.
We`ve drove for about an hour and half. We`ve dropped off the car nearby the first building, we`ve walked 10 min in the wood, slowly, surrounded by aged trees and huge wide grey stone buildings to reach to right wing of the site.
At the base of this massive building this site was the alleged largest continuous foundation in the United States from the time it was built until the Pentagon surpassed it when it was constructed in 1943.
Some sides of the Hospital are still operative but one wing was abandoned, the wing of the Curry Building where an hidden entrance was.
We carefully walked in thru the basement, holding flashlight and backpack.
Each wing is 42.7 meters (140 ft) long, four floors tall.
It was around 11:00am when we trespassing and walking thru it and anyway the place was spooky first and creepy later on.
We took a bunch of pics of it and I’ve taken a few pinky sheets of the Medical Records Department.
These papers are the Carbon Copies of the patients medical records filled by the clerks back on 1985, and signed by the doctor. You can read their daily records by lines and row.
Afterwards I’ve drawn a several illustrations on these pinky papers, I`ve tried to picture the faces behind those records.
One year later we were all set to go back and get more stuff, but it was too late.
Two days before our schedule the building was demolished.
For their privacy I’ve blurred the name of the patients.
To Look closer at the other papers and more.
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