I began thinking recently, in light of the demolition of the Venice Power Plant, how much better it would have been if another use could have been found for the massive building and its stunning open floor plan. London, England, did just when it converted the old Bankside Power Plant into the Tate Modern Art Gallery. There are numerous abandoned power plants around St. Louis, and only a couple have been renovated; many more remain empty, if crumbling, blank slates. Hopefully renovation of these iconic if no longer functional buildings will continue, as it does in England. Apologies for the dark photos; it’s really, really cloudy in England in the winter! See the Musee d’Orsay for comparison (final photos).