Venice Power Plant, Interior Photos During Demolition

Update: The power plant was demolished by the end of 2012. See earlier demolition photographs from late 2011, July and August of 2012. Also, I invite readers to compare this plant with the renovated Bankside Power Station, which is now the Tate Modern in London.

I’ve been following the demolition of the Venice Power Plant now for over a year, and a reader sent me some photos of the interior as it was being disassembled.

What is fascinating, and I think I mentioned before, is that the equipment is being removed at the same time as the building.

So, for example, you can see one of the generators cast aside outside of the plant, similar to the one above.

What a great space the interior of the power plant was before demolition.

The plant was nicknamed the “Mammoth on the Mississippi.”

I believe this is looking up into one of the coal hoppers.

Update: I’ve included a photograph of a poem that had hung in an office of the old power plant that I had not included in the original post back in 2012.

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  1. samizdat says:

    “…the equipment is being removed at the same time as the building.” Pretty much the reverse of the way in which it went in.

    The copper thieves’ll have a helluva time trying to haul those rotors away, lol.

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