One of the sights of London
, if you like urban decay
, and disused power station
s. It's near Battersea
Bridge on the side of the Thames
. A large, monolithic building with two white towers, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and completed in 1933, it's got that typical 1920s/30s Art Deco
style. Pink Floyd
used a picture of it on the front cover of Animals
, with a giant pink floating pig
tethered to it.
Over the years there have been various ideas for using the building, but none have actually happened. It's currently the subject of a controversy over plans for a new leisure centre.
thanks to wunderhorn1 for remembering the pig.