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Monday, April 7, 2014

Autopsy Of Goldwater Hospital In Photos - You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Historical Society Photography Presentation By Charles Giraudet Tuesday April 8

Demolition Fencing Around Roosevelt Island's Goldwater Hospital

An invitation from Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) President Judy Berdy
Lost and Found in Goldwater: Photography Presentation on Roosevelt Island Showcases Historic Hospital

Goldwater Hospital’s closing gave photographer Charles Giraudet the opportunity to photograph for posterity this 75-year old building.

View Of Goldwater Hospital From Queens Image By Charles Giraudet

Built by the WPA, Goldwater is a showplace of creative and forward-thinking architecture. Giraudet will discuss his photographs in a presentation sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 PM, at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island (524 Main Street). Lost and Found in Goldwater will provide attendees with a photographic walk-through of the now silent halls, byways and passages of this architectural masterpiece.

Goldwater Electrical Equipment Room Image From Charles Giraudet

About Charles Giraudet

Charles Giraudet's earliest memory takes place in his father's photo studio in Paris, France. After completing his architecture studies, he moved to New York and worked on projects large and small for over 15 years. Giraudet came back to photography when he started to look at the camera itself as an architectural artifact—a room that captures light and fragments of life. A small camera collection ensued, with which he has taken images around the globe. Lately, his projects have been revolving around concepts familiar to architects (perception, identity, memory, scale, transformation, the body in space, etc.), and the documentation of the human experience as it is manifested in space. He is currently documenting Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, New York, which is being demolished to make room for the new Cornell Tech campus.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the first in a series of spring lectures sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.