‘Gasometers,’ by Owen Hann
The photo series above, ‘Gasometers,’ depicts gasholders in five different areas of London and their relationship to their surroundings, impact on the landscape, and architectural beauty. 1,496 more words
Maybe when visiting Sainsbury’s Ladbroke Grove you have wondered about this building alongside the canal?
“N.K.C.T” NORTH KENSINGTON CANALSIDE TRUST.
When I moved to Barlby Gardens (April, 1981) there were three areas of derelict land to the north of our properties namely Old Oak Railway Sidings, the Western Gas Works, and Kensal Green Cemetery. 2,943 more words
The cranes moved in to start demolishing (or ‘deconstructing’ if you prefer) the final Victorian gas holder on Monday, by Thursday morning they had almost reduced its height by half as they steadily moved around the structure attaching long chains from one crane whilst the workers were suspended in a cage from a second crane using welding gear to cut away large sections which are then lowered to the ground and added to the ever growing pile of scrap metal. 154 more words
Following on from previous entries about the Victorian gasometers in High Brooms today has seen the arrival of the heavy plant that will be used to dismantle the final giant structure that housed the expansion chamber when it was full of coal gas back in the days when the Tunbridge Wells Gas Company made and supplied gas to light peoples houses. 308 more words