Insanely Good Architecture….

If I were to compose a list of things that I dislike, the government of New York State would rank rather high on the list. In any fair minded list of the most dysfunctional governments in this United States of America, the State government in New York would rank in the top 10.

But there are few things in this world in which some good can not be found. In the case of the New York State government this good can be found is some of the insanely good architecture that the government had the good sense to acquire.

In this particular case, I am thinking of two old State Asylums. One of which can be found in Buffalo and the other can be found in Binghamton. If you have any kind of appreciation for architecture you should check these buildings out.

We will start with the old Buffalo State Hospital…

Not too many modern building mange to achieve that affect……

I am kinda bashful about stealing photographs so if you want to see more you should go to the site that I took this from.

An even better overview of the old Buffalo State Hospital is available on Andrew Cusack’s blog.

Now I happen to think that the old Binghamton State Hospital is even better. But the only photographs I could find on the web don’t show it off quite as well�.

If you want to see more photographs of the Binghamton site go here�.

I think one of the reasons that I like Binghamton better is that I prefer stone work to brick. Also, the practical part of me doesn’t like the fact that the towers on the Buffalo State Hospital are for ornamental purpose only. They should have at least made them into bell towers or something.

Minor gripes aside, I think they are both cool and I think it is a shame that they are both slowly decaying like the great state of New York itself.

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