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Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station, Kirtling Street
London ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1929
  Finished1939
Floor Count10
Building Uses
 - unused
 - mechanical
Structural Types
 - chimney
 - highrise
 - other
Architectural Style
 - art deco
Materials
 - steel
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire370 ft
To the top of the chimnies
Roof174 ft
To the roof of the power station

Description
Architect: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

- The Battersea Power Station is being converted into a large commercial and entertainment complex as the centrepiece of a project to rejuvenate the surrounding area.

- Station A started construction in 1929 and opened in 1939. Station B started Construction in 1953 and opened in 1955. With the addition of Station B gave the power station a four chimney look.

- The Power Station has been featured on many pop and rock album covers. The Power Station appeared on frontcover for the Pink Floyd Record 'Animals'.

- Power Operations at the station ended in 1983 when the building began to fall into disrepair.

-An attempt to convert the power station into an amusement park following its decommisioning left the structure gutted and half-demolished; the project was abandoned in 1989.

- Since the power station is Grade II listed, it cannot be demolished.

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