Room 388 An insurance office. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: doors, numbers, offices, peeling-paint, windows, yellow... A pipe bracket seems to have rusted off of the ceiling. Group showers in the basement. Most children lived here 10 months out of the year, though some remained year-round. The top floor of the apartment seemed so empty without the furniture that once adorned it. Instead, my eyes were drawn to the worn paths in the floor between the rooms. Not necessarily a children’s room. This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom. The curving corridors flanking the Administration Tower are especially ornate, though the prison-like door betrays the real purpose of the building. Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards. Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant.