GALLERY 6
These images of Battersea Power Station taken in the late 60's are unique, in that the building is now a mere shell, its fate in the hands of developers. Designated in 1980 as 'a building of special architectural or historical interest', its title has done little to prevent its demise. Building commenced in 1928 and it's twin chimneys began burning coal in 1933. The second half (station 'B') was added shortly after the second world war. Station 'A'was closed in 1975, followed by station 'B' in 1983. A half-hearted attempt at a theme park amounted to little more than the stripping of its magnificent machinery and art deco assets. Further attempts to make a successful commercial enterprise from its thoughtless and pointless destruction have come to nothing. It still dominates the south London skyline but is rent with gaping holes. A sad monument to a pre-nuclear age. Many of these images are to appear in a book about this once great landmark in 2012.

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