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In pictures: Battersea Power Station as a '20th-century ruined castle'

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RIBA will showcase a series of photographs by artist Michael Collins that give ‘a fascinating and faithful account of this British landmark as it exists today’

The images show Battersea Power Station as what Collins describes as a ‘twentieth century ruined castle’ – a building that was built to last, with a high quality structure and interior, including Art Deco walls and ceilings.

The Grade II* listed London landmark, which is said to be the largest brick building in Europe, ceased operaton in 1983. It is not open to the public and has a safety exclusion zone. A long series of plans for the site have come to nothing; a revised proposal by Rafael Vinoly was unveiled in June of this year.

  • Battersea Power Station: Photography by Michael Collins: 3-29 September 2009; Gallery 1, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1, Free entrance
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