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Last of the Big Beasts: the life, death and resurrection of modern monuments

Gavin Stamp: Battersea Power Station, London (Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and J Theo Halliday), 1929–55

Battersea Power Station, the great "temple of power" by the Thames which was designed externally by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was amongst the first inter-war buildings to be listed, in 1980. Soon redundant, various proposals for its re-use were advanced but the chosen, over-ambitious scheme by John Broome (of Alton Towers) collapsed in 1989, leaving the building as a forlorn, partly demolished shell on a desolate site while developers with their grand projects have come and gone.


Professor Gavin Stamp | talks


Date and Time:

8 March 2011 at 6:30 pm


2 hours



The Gallery
70 Cowcross Street
0207 250 3857
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Organised by:

Twentieth Century Society
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