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Take a peek inside Mt. Sinai during the building’s final days

As the final days of Mt. Sinai are upon us, have you thought about the history behind the building that’s being demolished?

Conrad Benner of Streets Dept shared these photos from fellow Philadelphia photographer, @austinxc04 on Instagram, to document the interior of the deteriorating building prior to demolition.

As you probably know by now, originally the plans for Mt. Sinai included the reuse and redevelopment of the current structure for apartments and townhomes. Things then changed, which led to the current plan to demolish the entire structure and build 95 townhomes in Mt. Sinai’s place. You can read more about the current and past plans¬†here.

While the building will soon be gone forever, it’s pretty interesting to look back on photos like these of a long-vacant facility in its final state.

Mt. Sinai could come down any day now.

Head over to Streets Dept to check out the rest of the photos. 

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3 Responses to Take a peek inside Mt. Sinai during the building’s final days

  1. eveegg October 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    I first went to Mt Sinai for a nursing school clinical rotation. After graduation I went to work for a $ 600 bonus offered to new nursing school graduates to stay one year. Crazy, 600 seemed like a lot of money then. I worked there for 15 years, I grew up there actually. If walls could talk, the stories would be from one extreme to another, tears to wild laughter. Bought a house in the neighborhood, 25 or so years ago, because it was close to work. Met many wonderful people that I still consider friends and some became family because of Mt Sinai. Rest Easy…

  2. ProvWitout October 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    New plans are kinda vanilla… But anything is better than an old abandoned building just sitting and getting broken into for copper and other undesirable activities… However, it was pretty cool when the U.S. Navy Seals came and used the building for training operations a few years ago. It also would make a good haunted house (haunted hospital) before demolition.. LoL

    • ProvWitout October 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

      Anything is better as long as it doesn’t diminish quality of life to neighbors I should say…

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