02/21/2010:

Floyd Bennett Field Powerhouse

Floyd Bennett Field Powerhouse

Floyd Bennett Field Powerhouse

Floyd Bennett Field Powerhouse

Floyd Bennett Field Powerhouse

Nick and I were taking a walk around Floyd Bennett Field when we came across this small powerhouse down in the Southeast corner of the park. It was filled with hulking, rusting machinery, and looked like it had been left to rot for at least thirty years.

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great industrial, i like the lights from windows.

Used to ride my Schwinn Stingray bike by here on the way to Rockaway 37 years ago, Wow those numbers are hard to believe. :D

It must have been a very sad day for management when they had to turn off all of this for the last time and close the door behind them. It's hauntingly lonely and sad.

Nice work. I've been in several power stations along the Metro North Rail line which all look pretty much just like your images. The similarities between all of them is interesting.

These photos are a step back in time for me .... my Dad was a boiler inspector for the Third Naval District Public Works Office in the late 1950's and early 60's and on several occasions as a teenager I went with him while he inspected the boilers (they are the circular pieces in the first three photos). Thanks for the memories.

I was just at Floyd Bennett Field and I looked everywhere for the powerhouse. I could not find it. Any idea if it is still there?

the lighting in this series is fantastic. you have a great sense of exposure.

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