Posted June 7th, 2012 by PFO Staff
UPDATE: It appears they won’t be tearing down the gigantic pillars when they build the apartments.
In a statement yesterday, the Malaysian consortium said it planned to “preserve the facade of the historical power plant with its iconic chimney stacks”.
Editor side note: From the articles I read, I originally thought the new owners didn’t appear to have any interest in preserving the history of the place, and were just going to tear it down to build the apartments. But now it seems like they do understand how unique and historical it is.
How cool would it be to live here?
A shelter for Pigs on the Wing
Two Malaysian property investors agreed Thursday to buy London’s iconic Battersea Power Station out of bankruptcy for $618 million and plan to turn it into apartment buildings.
The two companies, which were named as the preferred bidders for the site, became the latest investors to try and turn the decrepit London landmark, which featured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album “Animals,” into a profitable venture.
In a recent poll on Pink Floyd Online, we asked fans what they thought should be done with the iconic Landmark. Here were the results:
What should the new owner of the Battersea Power Station do with it?
(60%, 87 Votes)
(24%, 35 Votes)
(5%, 7 Votes)
(4%, 6 Votes)
(3%, 5 Votes)
(3%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 144
Source/Full Story: NY Times