Monday 15 October 2012

My bits of London (12)

Famous Power Station

Uploaded by nat_mach on August 20, 2011
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The famous Battersea Power Station was built in the 1930's as a coal-fired electricity generating power station. It ceased functioning in 1983 and for nearly 30 years has stood idle. The Grade II* listed building has been gently decaying as various plans for redevelopment have been floated and fallen through. Currently redevelopment is scheduled for next year to provide homes, offices, shops and a park.

The building is iconic not only for its impact on the skyline but for its place in modern culture, including an appearance in the Beatles' film "Help!" and on the cover of Pink Floyd's album "Animals".