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UER Forum > Archived US: South > Power Plant (Viewed 724 times)
Harlan 


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Power Plant
< on 1/26/2011 5:23 AM >
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This is another Austin Power Plant (not the one that there's already a current thread about). It has a long and extremely controversial history as an obnoxious industrial structure in the middle of a poor neighborhood. Due to increasing outcry over the plant after a series of fires it had, it was shut down in 2007.

It's now in local news again as the city is moving forward to begin dismantling it very soon. The only thing really delaying it at this point was a dispute over which company to hire for the demolition. The council will resolve that on Thursday and then I assume the plant will be slowly destroyed.

I explored it last Sunday and it was astoundingly preserved. There was trash in the trash cans, some food in a refrigerator (yes, gross), and neatly stacked books on shelves. I didn't even see a single piece of graffiti. It was very eery.

Many of these photos aren't very good and by no means give an adequate tour of the plant (it's a big place and I was racing to tour it in my relatively small amount of daylight), but I wanted to give a glimpse of it since it seems more or less unexplored and will soon be filled with construction workers tearing it apart.

Modified to remove the name of the location.

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I guess I should probably write something down here.
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Re: Holly Power Plant
<Reply # 1 on 1/26/2011 5:28 AM >
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Posted by Harlan
Is it acceptable to post the name of the location?



That is generally frowned upon.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 2 on 1/26/2011 5:32 AM >
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Posted by PorkChopExpress


That is generally frowned upon.


Thanks, good to know. It has been fixed.

I guess I should probably write something down here.
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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 3 on 1/26/2011 5:42 AM >
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No problem. Very nice pics.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 4 on 1/26/2011 6:42 AM >
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Wow, amazing location and pics. Its rare to see a abandonment in that good of a condition.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 5 on 1/26/2011 12:00 PM >
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Fantastic location, great set! Very clean place

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 6 on 1/26/2011 2:24 PM >
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EYE SAFETY WORKS!

Also, holy shit @ 23. Amazing location.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 7 on 1/26/2011 7:04 PM >
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Holy Smokes that is so clean. Nice find.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 8 on 1/26/2011 8:04 PM >
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Wow, great pics!

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 9 on 1/26/2011 9:30 PM >
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Looks like it was just recently shut down, everything is in good condition!

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 10 on 1/26/2011 9:52 PM >
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Very nice indeed! I've wanted to see this place for a while now. I went by there today to check out the status but there were quite a few cars in the parking lot. That's what makes me nervous about checking it out. I also noticed some signs up for a demolition company but not a whole lot of evidence that they've gotten any start on the job yet.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 11 on 1/27/2011 3:21 AM >
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Sad that they end up tearing down those places.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 12 on 1/27/2011 3:24 AM >
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wow! nice job man! I hope I can get in there before it's gone.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 13 on 1/27/2011 3:31 AM >
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Great pics. This place looks intense !! It's rare to find places in that good of condition.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 14 on 1/27/2011 3:03 PM >
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Damn! Dead coal and a turbine too... very nice.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 15 on 1/29/2011 6:03 AM >
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I guess Thursday's vote was actually a vote to rebid. They're now going to repeat the entire bidding process for hiring a company to dismantle the plant.

Yay for disorganized bureaucracies!

I guess I should probably write something down here.
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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 16 on 1/30/2011 2:12 AM >
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This is great, not everyday you come across a find like this..
good for you.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 17 on 1/30/2011 4:45 AM >
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Looks like they just left everything - amazing that you got in. I suppose those vehicles outside are more of a deterrent than anything.

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Re: Power Plant
<Reply # 18 on 1/30/2011 5:02 AM >
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EPIC!

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