Battersea Power Station
Structure in General
- Plans are afoot to totally redevelop the power station to provide entertainment and leisure facilities; it is hoped this will have the same effect on the locale as did Tate Modern, also by Giles Gilbert Scott.
- The building is Grade II* Listed.
- The power station appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd's album Animals; a giant inflatable pink pig was tethered to one of the station's chimneys.
- Power generation at the station ceased in 1983 and the building began to fall into disrepair and dereliction.
- Towering over Battersea, the four chimneys are a local London landmark.
- The control room is clad in Italian marble, the turbine hall has terrazzo flooring and there are wrought iron staircases.
- Battersea Power Station is the largest brick building in Europe.
- The power station is art-deco in design and is cathedral-like in its proportions.
- The building is constructed using a steel frame clad in brick.
- Renovation of the building is due to begin in 2013.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark
- National landmark