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Feb 22, 2014 11:17AM
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Better than blowing them up, all over the country, stadiums and hospitals get 30 to 40 years old , blow them up and build parking lot, what a waste, hundred of thousands of homeless Vets roaming around look for bed .
Feb 22, 2014 8:54AM
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It takes a peculiar type of person to want to dwell in a place where there was once so much suffering.  I once joked about stealing headstones from 19th-century cemeteries and making a fortune selling them as coffee tables to trendy yuppies in NYC.  Those kind of people.
Feb 22, 2014 6:50AM
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Probably not too many healthcare workers would want to live in a converted hospital due to the fact they have spent a considerable portion of their lives working in one.
Mar 2, 2013 7:39PM
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Viruses can live over  1,000 years !  good luck, and wash your hands.....
Feb 20, 2013 2:29PM
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Heard too many stories about this place. Even before they shut it down in the 80's. Think I'll just visit... and only during daylight hours. And not very often, since I prefer to treat it like a graveyard. Thank you very much.
Feb 18, 2013 9:55PM
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There is a show on BBC America called Bedlam about an old mental hospital turned condo/apts. and from all that has happened there like deaths and torchure it is haunted, (of course)   Not for me I couldn't do it.
Feb 18, 2013 9:45PM
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And it's only a matter of time until Ghost Hunters, a Haunting, the Haunted, etc are all over those buildings with ghost stories.

And personally I would never want to live in a refurbished asylum. Not because I think there is supernatural crap going on (because I don't believe in that), but because they were houses of torture. I would be disgusted knowing I could possibly be sleeping in a room where someone had their skull cracked in. Or was strapped to bed. Or given shock treatment. Or any number of stupid things they did to people back in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Any of those Asylums that operated in the late 1800s and to the mid 1900s have had some of the most disgusting "treatments" towards patients. Why do you think all those places got shut down?
Feb 18, 2013 9:42PM
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I think it is wonderful that these old buildings are getting a new life. It would be nice if they could be rejuvenated by the local or federal governments for low income/homeless housing. Just think how much more productive and safe people would be if they could just have a roof over their heads, a bed to lay their heads on and a bathroom so they can feel human and good about themselves. When they get on their feet and have enough money to get their own place, then someone else can move in!
Feb 18, 2013 7:30PM
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Again, a bunch of older buildings converted into spaces primarily for the wealthy, when what is needed is affordable housing. 
Feb 18, 2013 4:26PM
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They missed an old nursing home that burned down in the 1980's located on Central Park West.  It is now a luxury condominium.
Feb 18, 2013 4:16PM
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Amazing that in the 21st century there are people believing that these converted buildings are home to ghosts or are haunted. And though maybe some of the comments are in jest, I know some of the people are sincere.
Feb 18, 2013 3:35PM
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Talk about lost souls, asking for it by buying a old hospital. YIKES!
Feb 18, 2013 2:50PM
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There are enough "vibes" in these buildings to cause them to be haunted. I'd think very carefully before moving to any of them.
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WOW!-All of these buildings are absolutely beautiful.  What amazing architects to have put their blueprint plans into actual buildings.  It is hard to believe that one of them was once an asylum.  I love all beautiful architecture.  I would have loved to have spent time talking to Frank Lloyd Wright!
Feb 18, 2013 2:00PM
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I live near Traverse City and worked for a an organization with an office in one of these buildings.  It's an amazing piece of property!  And I can tell you that many people who work and/or live here, have some strange stories to tell....  One of my favorite businesses in the commons is Stella's.  It's a phenomenal restaurant that was built in the used-to-be morgue. 
Feb 18, 2013 1:58PM
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the linda vista was on ghost adventures~! uh yeeeah it's haunted!

 

Feb 18, 2013 1:51PM
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Good Guy Alan Shope pulled off turning shuttered insane asylum campus into FUN !!!!!

Insanely fun concept.....

Feb 18, 2013 1:48PM
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Haunted. To much bad **** happened in these places. You would have to be nuts to live in them.
Feb 18, 2013 1:44PM
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wait until the ghost start hunting the people who live inside those building

Feb 18, 2013 1:34PM
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I have to agree with the "great idea to turn these old gems into new and vibrant living spaces" however I just really don't know if some of the places that saw so much misery and death would be my ideal place to live.  For instance you could build a mansion at ground zero and allow me to live there for free, I would decline. 
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