Queens Hospital Center is considering the demolition of its former tuberculosis center despite an outcry from preservationists. The Jamaica Hills campus’ historic 10-story T Building, which opened in 1937, is now used as a back office for the hospital. The property also features open balconies and big windows.
“Not only is this handsome building an outstanding work by a master architect, but its history embodies our city’s and our country’s response to urgent public health care needs during the Great Depression,” said Mitchell Grubler, chair of the Queens Preservation Council.
The hospital, located at 82-68 164th Street, already scrapped plans to lease the Art Moderne-style building. In 2006, a new ambulatory care pavilion opened, as The Real Deal reported at the time. [Times Ledger] — Mark Maurer