I drove by in December 2009 and the plastic was not present. I was really hoping to explore this hospital, which has been closed since 1990. I had planned my day around it.
I spoke with an East St. Louis resident about the hospital. He informed me that the plastic had gone up recently. Demolition is well under way.
A guard sitting in a truck in the parking lot adjacent kept a close eye on Drew and I as we circled the hospital.