Tuesday, 19th July 2005 by James Turnbull
Battersea Powerstation was constructed in the early 1930s but has been disused since the late 70s. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (who also designed the classic red phoneboxes) the power station is probably most famous for starring alongside an inflatable pig on the cover of Pink Floyd’s album, ‘Animals‘.
Since they pulled out the generating equipment there has been no roof on the building so we can see right into the middle, which could easily house Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral (it’s one of the largest brick structures in Europe). Soon it will all be gone to make way for trendy apartments, posh hotels and sculptured gardens. For more info and ground level panoramas see the BBC site.
Thanks: Reagan Blundell, Bertrand Capo, Wayne, GazH (UK), Richard Wild, russ, Charles Chow & Andy