Often the quickest way to move between buildings was to take the roof. The inside of the complex was so maze-like, I don’t know how I would have found my way around.
Note the pit is filled in here.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod.
This room on the top floor of one of the oldest buildings has seemingly not changed since it was adapted for employee use. Some sections of the hospital were adapted for staff to live in. Paying Patient Ward–where capable patients were separated from wards of the state.
A super-shallow depth of field shot on the Leica Summilux.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.