Roosevelt Island Octagon Wooden Capital

Saving Place_MCNY_NYC_Untapped Cities_bhushan mondkar-013From the exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

This wooden capital in the Ionic style comes from the Octagon, an apartment building on Roosevelt Island that was once the New York City Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1841. The building also served as the entrance to the Metropolitan Hospital in 1890s. Abandoned in the 1950s, it was restored by Becker + Becker in the 2006.