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Old 10-01-2020, 07:53 PM   #401 (permalink)
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:14 AM   #402 (permalink)
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Yes, Paul, it's the exact same building: a famous London landmark even before Pink Floyd gave it international stardom.

For nerds, here are some things of note about the building:-
i) built in the 1930s, it was a design challenge to find a style that could make a power station attractive in some way. Sir GGS went for a kind of stripped-down eclesiastical style, with chimneys instead of spires.
ii) it is still one of the largest brick buildings in the world. The scale of it is hard to appreciate, until you look carefully at the surrounding buildings.
iii) it doesn't matter where you look at it from, you always get the feeling that the main entrance must be round the other side. This may be a consequence of the fact that it is actually two buildings, built about a decade apart. Here is a rare snapshot in time, when it was still only one building:-

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Two more buildings by Sir GGS. One of them shows an elegant solution to the design problem: in an urban setting, how can you disipate huge quantities of unwanted hot air safely? The other building is a power station.


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Old 10-02-2020, 08:02 AM   #404 (permalink)
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The smoke stack at the Old Joliet Prison reminds me of that a bit. We were even commenting about it while we were there last weekend.

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That bulge towards the top is deterioration and there are bricks that fall every now and then, so they've closed off the area around below it somewhat. Other structures are failing as well. The roof of the west administration building on the property has collapsed, and the cost of renovation is over $1M. The east facing façade of it is bowing outward and ready to fall, but if they get funding and do manage to fix it before it falls it'll save them from having to bull doze the entire thing. I met the structural engineer in charge of renovation while I was there last weekend. Great guy.



You can see the damage through the windows of the top two floors. When we first started doing events there 2 years ago, quite a few of the players were up on those floors exploring when they weren't supposed to be. They had it fenced off for a reason.

We're talking about having the course open for an entire week next year, where people buy one-week passes, which will allow more people to be able to experience being within the confines of this awesome piece of history. I just hope they can manage to get the funding to keep it safe. We're helping with our events, but it's a drop in the bucket.

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Old 10-04-2020, 04:56 PM   #405 (permalink)
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We're talking about having the course open for an entire week next year, where people buy one-week passes, which will allow more people to be able to experience being within the confines of this awesome piece of history. I just hope they can manage to get the funding to keep it safe. We're helping with our events, but it's a drop in the bucket.

Nice pictures and a worthy cause, Plankton; not just the cash raised, but that more people realize that they have an attractive local amenity.
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The ex-penitentiary of the city I live in now has been converted into government offices. With a wide pedestrianized street and a park opposite (out of sight to the photographer's right) it makes for a pleasant corner of the city.


Meanwhile, in London, two views of a working prison:

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Fancy entrance, but this is a special kind of grim that London is good at: the cold Victorian-built institution; in this case, it's Wormwood Scrubs, whose very name strikes a foreboding chill in the heart....
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The ex-penitentiary of the city I live in now has been converted into government offices. With a wide pedestrianized street and a park opposite (out of sight to the photographer's right) it makes for a pleasant corner of the city.


Meanwhile, in London, two views of a working prison:

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Fancy entrance, but this is a special kind of grim that London is good at: the cold Victorian-built institution; in this case, it's Wormwood Scrubs, whose very name strikes a foreboding chill in the heart....
That London one conjures up images of medieval guards and the like. Off with their heads! lol
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