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Troy hospital is being razed after decades of decay, neglect

3 days ago   |   By Times Union

TROY - The derelict Leonard Hospital is being demolished - decades after it was closed and years after Troy rejected a much cheaper option to rid itself of the long-vacant building.
Mayor Patrick Madden's office said leveling of the building began on Thursday, sharing a video of heavy machinery being used to remove the facade of the structure.
Last year, the city agreed to pay $1.6 million to contractors to tear down the hospital, which opened in 1972 but closed in the 1990s.
The structure has sat fallow for years and the city passed up an opportunity to sell it to a developer for $1.
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