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Details for Benchmark: KU3935

N 40° 50.489 W 073° 56.508 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
NEW YORK PRESB HOSP STACK
Marker Type:
stack
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found in good condition as described.

[Photos:]
photoKU3935 - New York Presbyterian Hospital Stack

This is my first (logged) benchmark. And a bit appropriate, given that this is where I work. 11th floor P&S. Yup! Will see if I can get a decent pic of the benchmark itself....

Bee Bait

PS Ever wonder what that HOSP STACK is for? Fireplaces to keep warm on cold days?

It's not pretty, but it is there.

[Photos:]
photoKU3935 PRSB HOSP STK, 166th & Fort Wash. NYC
View of the stack from 165th Street.

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Stack. Found by description and coordinates. The hospital has expanded considerable since 1930. View is looking south from West 168th Street. Description is for a square grayish yellow brick smokestack. I was not expecting to find windows in the stack.

[Photos:]
photoKU3935 Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Stack
View from 168th Street, looking southwest.
photoKU3935 with GPS

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1930 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1930 (CAE) THIS IS THE TALL, SQUARE GRAYISH YELLOW BRICK SMOKESTACK OF THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL FACING ON MITCHELL SQUARE AT ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVENTH STREET AND BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY. THE BUILDING IS A MASSIVE ONE OF RAMBLING SHAPE AND THE STACK RISES FROM THE NW CORNER OF THE MAIN BUILDING SOME 50 FEET ABOVE THE BUILDING ITSELF, NEAR THE SECTION DEVOTED TO THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SURGEONS COLLEGE. THIS BUILDING IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE VANDERBILT CLINIC AND BABIES HOSPITAL. NOT MARKED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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