UK - Battersea Power Station: information, history, photos.

Battersea Power Station: History, information.

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Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station, now abandoned

Abandoned power station in London, England (UK). The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (to date). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect, among other things, the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building the gallery Tate Modern (London), or at least the red phone booths.

Elektrownia w 1934 roku. Dopiero po wojnie dobudowano jej drugą część
Power in 1934. Only after the war was attached to the second part

It was the first of its kind power plant (coal-heated). Located on the South Bank of the Thames. This abandoned building is the largest brick building in Europe. Her appearance was the response of the government on private power station and part of the plan upaństwowienia energy industry. The aim of the project was to unify the tension in the city.

The building was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in art Nouveau style. Scott was the architect and designerem, the author of the project to such attractions as Cathedral of Liverpool, the building of Tate Modern, or at least all the famous red telephone booth. Battersea has four pipes, which were planted on wieżopodobnych columns (similar to classical Doric columns). The interior was lined with Italian marble, and technical rooms and halls turbines mosaics. The control was designed in the Art Deco style.

These abandoned occurred in two stages. The so-called Station And, together with the steam turbine hall and two chimneys was built in 1939. Station B was added after the war, in the years 1953-1955. At the time of opening, the building has produced a capacity of approximately 105 MW and was the largest power plant in Europe. In 1975, due to the unprofitability closed the Station A. Eight years later, was also closed by Station B. This abandoned power plant was enrolled in the national heritage of the UK in 1980.

Power station Battersea Power Station is a symbol of the energy industry. She appeared in many films and in many television programs, particularly in the Alfred Hitchcock film Sabotage, the Meaning of life Monty Python, the TV series ' lost in the film Help! with the Beatles. Also plays a symbolic role in the film Children of Men, there is, among other things, the storage location of the surviving works of art. Abandoned building, also appeared on the cover of the album Animals by Pink Floyd.

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Photos of abandoned place.

The whole plant
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. The photo shows an abandoned building in all its glory.
The control center
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. On photo the room for maneuver the jeep the entire power plant. Despite the fact that the building is abandoned, in some areas there is electricity and lighting.
Steering configuration voltages
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. Photo steering configuration voltages.
The second room sterowna
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. The second room sterowna responsibility for another part neglected in the present plant.
Panorama of London from the roof of the power plant
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. The photo shows a panorama of London taken from the roof of a disused power station.
Strange room
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. I should add that in this abandoned factory has seen many different events, such as concerts. On the website we found a lot of different kinds of equipment oświetleniowo sound. It is difficult to say to whom and when served these areas.
The control room
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. The main hall sterowna neglected places.
The view from the roof to the chimney and part of the London
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. The photo was taken on the roof of an abandoned power plant and demonstrates its two chimneys and part of a magnificent view over London.
More than
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. On more and more different indicators in this abandoned power plant.
Indicators
The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (until today). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of minutes. the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building of the Tate Modern, or at least the red phone booths. On photos, status indicators, power stations, currently not working.
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