State awards $34M contract to demolish Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County

New Jersey has awarded a $34 million contract for the demolition and site restoration of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County

State plans to demolish historic hospital building

State plans to demolish historic hospital building

PARSIPPANY (AP) - New Jersey has awarded a $34 million contract for the demolition and site restoration of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County.

Published reports indicate that the state issued a notice to allow the project to begin on Thursday. It's expected to be finished in about 18 months.

The winning bid from New York-based Northstar Contracting Group was lower than the $50 million the state originally estimated it could cost. The company will demolish the historic Kirkbride Building, among other structures.

Preservationists had sought to save all or part of the 678,000-square-foot building.

The hospital was a state-of-the-art psychiatric facility in the late 19th century. It was ordered closed by then-Gov. Christie Whitman due to dwindling numbers of patients and incidents of on-campus assaults and escapes.

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