This is a photo of Battersea Power Station, an iconic landmark of London, the first in a series of large coal-fired electrical generating facilities set up in England. The first part of the structure was built in 1939, and the station ceased electricity-generation in 1983. Since then the site has remained largely unused, with numerous failed redevelopment plans from successive site owners. The building is the largest brick-built structure in Europe and is notable for its original and lavish Art Deco fittings and decor. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, a noted architect and industrial designer (also famous for the design of the red telephone box, of Liverpool Cathedral, and also another London power station, Bankside, which now houses the Tate Modern art gallery). See also www.batterseapowerstation.org.uk to know more.