Battersea Power Station, iconic for being featured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals, is a decommissioned coal-fired power plant on the bank of the River Thames in South West London. The plant was designed in the brick cathedral style, and is now the only existing example of the once-popular style in England. The power station’s output fell drastically from 488 MW in 1975 to 146 MW in 1983. This decrease, coupled with rising operating costs, led to Battersea’s demise.

The Battersea Power Station Community Group thinks the station’s appearance on the cover of Animals was the main reason for its worldwide recognition. The inflatable pink pig tethered to one of the power station’s southern chimneys broke free from its mooring and rose into the flight path of Heathrow airport, much to the surprise of pilots in approaching planes. Its course was tracked by police helicopters until it landed in Kent. 

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