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The end of an era... [Aug. 24th, 2008|10:00 am]
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The Tinsley Towers come down.



More media footage from BBC News.
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[User Picture]From: clhawks
2008-08-24 10:10 am (UTC)
Mike and I were only saying last week how they looked horrendous and they should be coming down soon....
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-08-24 11:36 am (UTC)
I actually liked them. They were a Sheffield landmark.
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[User Picture]From: cuppykate
2008-08-24 12:05 pm (UTC)
wow.. its strangely beautiful to watch
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-08-24 12:15 pm (UTC)
I would have loved to see it first hand... but they blew them at 03:00 this morning.
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[User Picture]From: tigersden
2008-08-24 04:43 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-08-24 05:50 pm (UTC)
Aye, it was that.
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-08-24 05:48 pm (UTC)
Wow. The landscape wont be the same again!!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-08-24 05:49 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-08-25 01:33 pm (UTC)
Do you know if they plan to build in their place?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-08-25 01:39 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-08-25 02:00 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh. Why mixed thoughts?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-08-25 02:04 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-08-27 03:53 pm (UTC)
*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.
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