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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

If I had to name an equivalent to Old Stoney from back in my homeland, my mind would instantly go to Battersea Power Station. I’ve spent a lifetime waiting for someone to breathe new life into the iconic London landmark, and finally my patience has been rewarded.

Looming over the River Thames along my daily commute to work, the station is one of the biggest brick buildings in the world and once consumed over a million tons of coal each year to provide a fifth of London’s electricity. Unfortunately, it got expensive to run and output began to fall as it aged.

It being an industrial power statio...