Hello Everyone! Today our windows sit atop the dome of the Octagon on Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
The Octagon built in 1834 is an historic octagonal building located at 888 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York. It originally served as the main entrance to the New York City Lunatic Asylum which opened in 1841. Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, the five-story rotunda was made of blue-gray stone that was quarried on the island. It is the last remnant of the hospital and after many years of decay and two fires was close to ruin. In 2006, restoration of the landmark was completed and the building now serves as the centerpiece of a residential community. It received LEED Silver status from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008.
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