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By dudler
It's been sad seeing the old power station decay gently since it closed... Something's happening, at last, but quite how much of the structure will remain is an interesting question... As you can see, the side walls have gone, at least for the moment.

Will it end up as an imitation or even a caricature of itself, rather than a momument to a time when progress looked like an entirely good thing?

And will anyone think to tether a giant inflatable animal to it?

Tags: London Battersea power station Landscape and travel Saturday shadows

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nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
19 Jan 2019 7:54AM
Superb take, shadows and all, John.
19 Jan 2019 7:56AM
August 1936: The original design of Battersea Power Station, with only two chimneys. Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1812 England
19 Jan 2019 8:15AM
Thank you, Leo - that's fascinating... Obviously, the demand for power was such that they added the 'East Wing' later. Your research and links are always worth following - funny and insightful.
kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
19 Jan 2019 8:57AM
Pigs might fly!

Very expensive housing, eateries and offices - but generating power again by 2020 (for itself)
19 Jan 2019 9:39AM
Iconic, nice framing by the tree John😊😊
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
19 Jan 2019 11:18AM
A great view of the iconic chimneys.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2019 11:24AM
Beautiful shots and splendid shadows
Ju
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Jan 2019 11:51AM
super mono. But the old power station ?????? How are the mighty fallen.!!!!
Ron
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
19 Jan 2019 12:41PM
A different approach to a much photographed edifice.
Ian
19 Jan 2019 1:57PM
Perhaps the Floyd could make a contribution to it's upkeep! Very nicely captured.
Geoff
Cracking image,

Iím pretty sure that if minds were forthcoming this building could be turned into something else.

The only problem is the age old one Money.

Carole
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1812 England
19 Jan 2019 5:56PM
I suspect it's going to end up as flats for people who don't live in them and several brnaches of Stabucks...
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 72 Norway
19 Jan 2019 6:47PM
I recall it being said that only the four towers would be spared, the rest would go.
Here in Oslo, all buildings over a certain age have to have their facade preserved, even if the rest of the building in torn down and built up again.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.8k 751 England
19 Jan 2019 8:40PM
I suspect it'll be barely recognisable but they'll market heavily on the name and its iconic status.

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