Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and opened in 1933. It originally had only two 300 foot chimneys. The other two were added during the 1940’s. Closed in 1983 the site became a symbol of Thatcherism when her and her friends, who all knew the price of everything but the value of nothing,  ripped this Grade II listed building apart, concocting countless theme park schemes, none of which came to fruition.

Let’s hope the Rafael Vinoly plan gets off the ground and this iconic symbol of a bygone industrial age can be put to good use.

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