|The end of an era...
||[Aug. 24th, 2008|10:00 am]
The Love Bug
The Tinsley Towers come down.|
More media footage from BBC News.
Mike and I were only saying last week how they looked horrendous and they should be coming down soon....
I actually liked them. They were a Sheffield landmark.
wow.. its strangely beautiful to watch
I would have loved to see it first hand... but they blew them at 03:00 this morning.
Wow! I'm so sorry I missed that! I know a lot of people thought they were ugly but it was such a landmark when you were going around Sheffield on the motorway.
Wow. The landscape wont be the same again!!
Yeah, tell me about it.
I know I'm only a comparative newbie to the area... but those cooling towers do carry a certain amount of Sheffield's personality.
Well... not now they don't.
Do you know if they plan to build in their place?
Yeah, according to this article
"Earlier this year Sheffield City Council gave E.On planning permission to develop a £60m biomass power station on the site, which would produce enough renewable energy to serve the needs of 40,000 homes."
Mixed thoughts on that one.
Ahhhhh. Why mixed thoughts?
Knocking down a defunct power station to build another power station - surely if the power station wasn't being used, then there wasn't really a need for a power station?
Also, the area could have been used for another (possibly better) purpose. I know there was talk of putting a museum for Sheffield on the site, but obviously that's not going to happen now.
On the other hand a green power station could replace existing power supply demands going forward.
*nods* fair enough.
I'm sure there are better places for a Museum of Sheffield though. I'm sure power demands have changed since that power station closed down, thus making more efficient power stations more favourable than reopening old ones.