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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 71. Chapters: Thames Barrier, Subterranean London, Battersea Power Station, Tunnels underneath the River Thames, Pear Tree House, Transport in London, List of locations in the Port of London, Highgate Wood telephone exchange, Shell Haven, Crystal Palace transmitting station, List of telephone exchanges in London, Military citadels under London, London Gateway, Lots Road Power Station, Edmonton Incinerator, North End tube station, Pool of London, Barking Power Station, Bankside Power Station, List of bridges in London, Coryton Refinery, Ring of steel, Greenwich Power Station, London deep-level shelters, Royal Albert Dock, Deptford Power Station, Belvedere Incinerator, Brookmans Park transmitting station, Croydon transmitting station, Jack Cade's Cavern, Thames Embankment, Tower Lifeboat Station, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Fulham Power Station, Blackwall Point Power Station, Brunel Museum, Kingsway telephone exchange, London Hydraulic Power Company, SELCHP, Acton Lane Power Station, Infrastructure in London, West Thurrock Power Station, West Ham Power Station, Telehouse Europe, Safeguarded wharf, Woolwich Power Station, Leinster Gardens, Croydon Power Station, Kingston Power Station, London, Hackney Power Station, Faraday Building, Brimsdown Power Station, HVDC Kingsnorth, Taylors Lane Power Station, Alexandra Palace television station, Brunswick Wharf Power Station, Stepney Power Station, Thames Tideway Scheme, Bulls Bridge Power Station, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Paddington Basin, Bankside Pier, Civil defence centres in London, Neasden Power Station, Savoy Pier, Belvedere Power Station, Catacombs of London, Legible London, Putney Pier, Camden Catacombs, Dartford Cable Tunnel. Excerpt: Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Battersea, South London. The station comprises two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building. Battersea A Power Station was built first in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to its east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to an identical design, providing the well known four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one of the best known landmarks in London and is Grade II* listed. The station's celebrity owes to numerous cultural appearances, which include a shot in The Beatles' 1965 movie Help! and being used in the cover art of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals. Since closure the site has remained largely unused, with numerous failed redevelopment plans from successive site owners. The site is currently owned by Irish company Real Estate Opportunities (REO), who purchased it for £400 million in November 2006. In November 2010, REO was granted permission to refurbish the station for public use and build 3,400 homes across the site. Jersey law firms, Ogier, Carey Olsen and Mourant Oxannes helped REO to raise funds for the new Battersea Power Station redevelopment. The station is the largest brick building in Europe and is notable for its original, lavish Art Deco interior fittings and decor. However, the building's condition has been described as "very bad" by English Heritage, who include the power station on its Buildings at Risk Register. In 2004, while the redevelopment project was stalled, and the building remained derelict, the site was listed on the 2004 World Monuments Watch by the World Monu...

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781157481768

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