Unforgotten: The Renwick Ruin

Join the premiere of the new film, Unforgotten: Renwick Ruin with artist Aaron Asis who was given special access inside the abandoned structure.

  • See rare video and photographic imagery from inside the remnant structure

  • Hear from the experts associated with the Ruin about the value of the ruin for our city

  • Hear from the advocates working closely with the Ruin about current preservation efforts

  • Learn about the past, present, and future of the Renwick Ruin and Roosevelt Island

  • Watch Unforgotten Films exploring preservation efforts and advocacy for the Ruin

About the event:

The Renwick Ruin was originally built in 1856 — on the southern end of Roosevelt Island — as part of a series of prisons and hospitals constructed on the island during that time. Designed by architect James Renwick Jr as our nation’s first hospital dedicated to the treatment of smallpox — the remnant structure is breathtaking in its abandonment, and stands as our city’s only landmarked ruin. As the ruin continues to slowly deteriorate, efforts to stabilize the structure and increase public access highlight the importance of preserving this rare piece of New York City History.

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