Inverkip power station bites the dust
July 29 2013
An armada of yachts and vessels had sailed to the exclusion zone to witness the spectacle, which took place at 10pm precisely, followed a few seconds later by a sonic blast.
Crowds of onlookers had also gathered along the banks of the Firth of Clyde from Dunoon to Wemyss Bay to witness the event, which was all over in just seven seconds as a giant mushroom cloud dispersed into the gloaming.
Two metres taller than One Canada Square the looming behemoth was one of the last work’s of RMJM’s Sir Robert Matthew, whose smaller but no less interesting Cockenzie Power Station is reviewed this issue.
Named by Prospect/Urban Realm as one of the top 100 best modern buildings in Scotland Inverkip’s looming presence will be sorely missed.
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