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The Navy Hospital, built in 1838, is a national historic landmark. The building is constructed entirely of block marble and is in a state of total neglect and decay. The entire site is a reminder of just how quickly nature can reclaim abandoned buildings. Tentative plans call for a "media campus" that would involve several historical buildings at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with the old hospital as the campus' center.