After getting kicked out rather quickly at the Hudson River power plant by a Napoleon-complex fueled construction worker, my friend Michael recommended we check out the Boyce Institute that was nearby. It was easy to find and get to; one of the boards that blocked an entrance had a freshly cut hole in it, and the half dozen luxury sports cars leaving the parking lot, obviously for some kind of music video shoot, made us optimistic that we weren’t going to get bothered.
On the bottom-left is where we got in – it was nice that they left a ramp but they could have taken out the 3-inch screws that were pointed directly at your feet. I guess you shouldn’t be going in here bare-footed anyway…
This is my first (probably bad) attempt at making an HDR photo
It always makes me wonder what happened to these places – I’ve seen places online that seem like they were just abandoned in a hurry; tens of thousands of dollars worth of stuff left there to rot, with no attempt to sell/auction or salvage anything. THIS blog is great if you want to see what I’m talking about. From what I read about the Boyce Institute though, was that it was made as a research facility to study plants that could help the famine problem in Russia that was witnessed by it’s founder. The rising costs of property made it impractical to keep this location but apparently they continue their research at another location.
Anna, moments before a zombie leapt at her. She threw it off the stairs.
I’m gonna pretend that there’s someone still in the elevator…
Collapsed ventilation – reminded me of the Silent Hill games.
Apparently it’s missing an entire floor – where it went I have no idea.
..that ended up here – a couple hundred feet away…and it’s heavy.
There were Satanic scribblings everywhere, mountains of cat shit and discarded cans of tuna made it apparent that some of the squatters here (that probably still come back at night) are cat-hoarders. One thing I learned here is that you NEED to wear some kind mask to filter out all the crap that’s floating in the air; it’s been nearly a month and I still have a bit of a sore throat…I just hope it doesn’t turn into something worse years later.
There’s NO WAY anyone got ritualistically sacrificed here..
We got out of the main area and checked out the greenhouse are before heading out – we only lasted a couple seconds before getting eaten by an army of mosquitos so we booked it after getting a couple clips (near the end below). It’s amazing that this place has only been abandoned for around 10 years. It almost looks like things start rotting once people leave the area; it’s a reminder that buildings are almost like food items when left to the wild – in a short amount of time it gets eaten away, one way or the other.