The former Bankside Power Station was selected as the new Tate Modern gallery site in 1994. The following year, Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron were appointed to convert the building into a gallery. That their proposal retained much of the original character of the building was a key factor in this decision.
The iconic power station, built in two phases between 1947 and 1963, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. It consisted of a stunning turbine hall, 35 metres high and 152 metres long, with the boiler house alongside it and a single central chimney. However, apart from a remaining operational London Electricity sub-station the site had been redundant since 1981.
Signed Giclée – printed using the highest quality acid-free light-fast archival 300gsm Minuet Cotton Rag. This heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture and it is one of the most popular media worldwide for artwork and photography. Using pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks, the Giclée printing process ensures our prints have superior detail, colours and longevity.
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