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Abandonded NYC Spotlight: Boyce Thompson Institute

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Constructed in 1925, the Boyce Thompson Institute in Yonkers was a world-renowned center for plant research until it was replaced with a new location in the 1970s.  In the warmer months, the campus that once dedicated itself to the study of plants is completely overtaken with them, especially in the eight remaining greenhouses.  Very little remains inside the building, but I love the ornate wrought iron balusters on this staircase, which seem to imitate the curlicue tendrils of a climbing vine.
For more photos from the Boyce Thompson Institute and other abandoned sites around New York City, check out Will’s blog, AbandonedNYC, and follow the project on Facebook.
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