First off, I'm really glad to hear that someone my age is also interested in architecture and preservation of important properties that many people take for granted.
Places like Overlook are the only castles America has, and we are losing them left and right due to foolish and greedy people who only care about self gain. But enough on that.
I have been researching and photographing Burrell's mansion since the Bed and Breakfast it housed closed in 2002 and it frustrates me to no end that it is deteriorating so rapidly and so severely.
I am an architecture student at RPI in Troy, and I have decided that "enough is enough" I am going to do something to save Overlook, no matter how much work it involves. I'm not sure yet where to start, but I have begun rallying resources and asking my professors, etc, because i think that would be the best place to start.
If you are at all interested in helping me or sharing suggestions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
facebook : Mark Leskovec
My grandparents live in Little Falls and only visit them a few times per year so I have not been to the mansion or the grounds recently. If you have any recent photographs that I could use for the preservation proposals, it would be great if you could attach them to an email.
Otherwise, best luck in school.