Electric Works 550

This abandoned power station belongs to yet another steel factory that didn’t survive; steel is produced in Asia now for a much lower price. This one was founded in the early 1950s. The marble switchboards are nice and authentic, but obviously there have been some modernizations too. Nowadays it’s used as a storage place for electric motors that are probably waiting for a new destination. 

After photographing for a while, a door swung open and the owner, some security guards and a dozen police officers ran inside. We approached them politely which resulted into only checking our ID’s and eventually letting us off with a warning. They pointed out that we tripped the motion sensors inside, which were installed because recently copper was being stolen from the building. We apologised for wasting their time, they asked us to spread the word about the alarm.