Archive for the ‘abandoned technology’ Category
__SPACER__ Lighthouses are lonely places. Abandoned lighthouses are the loneliest of the lonely. This derelict lighthouse off the coats of South Wales can be reached at low tide.<p /><p />Its naked, bolted ribs are reminiscent of a design by Lebbeus Woods, the inspiration behind the setting of Alien III and the source of the plagiary in 12 Monkeys.
__SPACER__ This was a project I briefly worked on, since the lighting was being done by the set designers I worked for. The idea was to take a magnificent disused steel plant and turn it into a park and concert venue.<p /><p />If only Bethlehem PA would do something like this with the impressive disused plant which dominates the town.
__SPACER__ Famous to many as the building that appears on the cover of Pink Floyds Animals. <p /><p />Battersea power station was Designed by Gilbert Scott, who was also the architect of the Bankside power station that was developed into the Tate Modern, by Herzog and de Meuron. The superior architecture of Battersea has had a less successful outcome. Aggressive developers ripped out the beautiful art deco control room to try and turn it into a condo development in the 80's.