The abandoned Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, N.J. and surrounding land will be preserved and turned into parkland, leaving the question of what to do with the historic Kirkbride building. The neo-Gothic building was the largest poured-concrete structure in the U.S. before the Pentagon was built.
Designed a few years after the Civil War by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan, the former hospital is a French Renaissance Second Empire-style building that features marble pillars, a rotunda, and a chapel. It was dedicated in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. The building will be assessed to see if it has any potential income-generating uses before a decision is made on whether to renovate it.
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