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BATTERSEA POWER STATION

BATTERSEA POWER STATION
London, United Kingdom
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BACKGROUND

Battersea Power Station and its chimneys have been an iconic part of the London skyline since the time of their construction between 1929 and 1955. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Battersea Power Station was one of nine recipients of a grant from American Express for sites on the 2014 Watch, to support awareness-raising public programs. The 2014 Watch Day was celebrated with an architectural walking tour of sites around the complex, led by knowledgeable guides. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s graceful Battersea Power Station defines the river Thames just west of the Houses of Parliament in London. The buildings’ streamlined exterior design and Art Deco interiors, and the engineering achievements of its turbine and heating systems, are a testament to the structure’s extraordinary significance. (...)

WORLD MONUMENTS WATCH DAY

Watch Day was celebrated with a walk to various architectural sites around Battersea Power Station. Knowledgeable guides informed speakers about issues along the waterfront, including riverside development. A talk about the challenges facing Battersea Power Station was given outside of the main gates.

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2014 Watch Day at Battersea Station

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