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A Pictorial History Of The Tate Modern And Bankside Power Station

TEN years ago, the looming Bankside Power Station opened as the Tate Modern art gallery. And it was fantastic. It wasn’t just a sign that French people do use the toilet – it’s called Duchamp’s Fountain (and they want it back) – and a chance to walk a wobbly bridge that puts the fun back in walking. It was a massive building that hadn’t been turned into flats, and it kept South London dragons at bay. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a gallery of the best art to grace the venue, and even pictures of when the original Bankside power station was constructed.

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The first stage of the preparations for the erection of the new Bankside Generating station, across the River Thames from St.Pauls Cathedral, in Southwark.

Posted: 12th, May 2010 | In: Flashback | Comment