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This was the great cast iron staircase that stood at the center of the Samuel R. Smith Infirmary, an 1890 edifice that stood proudly on Staten Island until a few years ago, when it was demolished to little fanfare.  In all honesty, by the point it was demolished, it was probably beyond saving - it would have been prohibitively expensive to rehabilitate the building in its final state.  As I discuss in my blog post on the subject, this highlights the generally failed state of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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ianference:

This was the great cast iron staircase that stood at the center of the Samuel R. Smith Infirmary, an 1890 edifice that stood proudly on Staten Island until a few years ago, when it was demolished to little fanfare.  In all honesty, by the point it was demolished, it was probably beyond saving - it would have been prohibitively expensive to rehabilitate the building in its final state.  As I discuss in my blog post on the subject, this highlights the generally failed state of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Print available here.