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The Medical Pavilion That Never Was

That unoccupied four-story building on the corner of Parsons and Delaware adjoining Flushing Hospital’s emergency room stands as a stark reminder of the troubled history of the borough’s oldest hospital.
The Cassini Building was erected in the 1980s by the previous owners of Flushing Hospital to serve as an outpatient facility.
New York Hospital Queens officials say that the building predates the Preferred Health Network ownership of Flushing Hospital.
A NYHQ spokesperson said the building cost $250,000 and was outfitted with $1 million in medical supplies and equipment including examination tables and X-ray machines.
Only after the building was completed and equipment installed did the building owners discover they were unable to get a certificate of occupancy.
Queens Building Dept. inspectors found that the steel used in constructing the Cassini Building was inadequate and they ordered the medical equipment removed and barred people from entering the structure.
"It’s safe as long as the building is unoccupied," said a NYHQ spokesperson.

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