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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Demolition Makes Forest Park Hospital Look Even Creepier [Photos]

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge Demolition begins on Forest Park Hospital. - ALLISON BABKA
  • Allison Babka
  • Demolition begins on Forest Park Hospital.

When we last checked in with Forest Park Hospital, it looked abandoned, evacuated, even post-apocalyptic. The building perched above Highway 40/64 across from Forest Park had sat vacant for more than a year.

"It's a little creepy because there are still things on. Things are buzzing, things are beeping," Nick Zulauf told Daily RFT after getting into the hospital through a storm grate in 2012. "The water still runs."

Even before the wrecking crews started, Forest Park Hospital looked totally haunted. These are just a few of Zulauf's creepy images from the abandoned hospital:

  • Photos by Nick Zulauf

See more: Post-Apocalyptic Portraits of the Abandoned Forest Park Hospital [PHOTOS]

Today, images of Forest Park Hospital are no less haunting as a wrecking crew demolishes the old hospital to make way for new offices and attractions for the Saint Louis Zoo.

We sneaked as close as we could to the crumbling building to capture its demise. Here are eight of our favorite portraits of the demolition of Forest Park Hospital:

click to enlarge It may look messy now, but one day you'll be able to catch a gondola to dinner. - PHOTOS BY ALLISON BABKA
  • Photos by Allison Babka
  • It may look messy now, but one day you'll be able to catch a gondola to dinner.
click to enlarge They came in like a wrecking ball.
  • They came in like a wrecking ball.
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More photos of the last days of Forest Park Hospital on page two.

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