6. Fort Totten Army Hospital

Abandoned NYC-Fort Totten-Army Hospital-Queens-Untapped Cities_Will Ellis_Abandoned Hospitals-8Photo by Abandoned NYC

Fort Totten sits on a far-flung peninsula of the Long Island Sound, forming the northeast corner of Queens. The grounds of this defunct military installation turned underfunded public park are home to over 100 historic buildings representing a series of changes that have taken place over the area’s quiet 200 year history.  Unfortunately, the majority of these stuctures have been disused for decades, and many are in a state of progressive collapse. One of these buildings is the army hospital, pictured above. Ellis tells Untapped Cities that it was one of the photographs in which he later questioned his sanity stepping into such a dilapidated structure.