Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners recently unveiled their plans for phase three of the development of Battersea Power Station in London. The iconic power station, decommissioned since 1983, is the centerpiece of a vast redevelopment project that will eventually include 3,400 homes, offices, retail, leisure facilities, and 18 acres of open space. Phase three will be centered around a new pedestrian boulevard, flanked by buildings that will contain 1,300 homes, a 160-room hotel, as well as retail and restaurant space. Battersea Power Station has been a prominent feature of the London skyline since the 1930s, and was memorialized on the cover of the 1977 Pink Floyd album Animals among other honors.
images via Battersea Power Station Development Company