Monday, June 29, 2015

Richard L Hearn Generating Station

     
The station was built in 1951 and decommissioned in 1983 after 30 years operation. It is Toronto’s largest and most remarkable heritage building. It is a late-deco behemoth in red brick with translucent windows; its 70-storey smokestack remains one of the 10 tallest structures in Canada. In the 70s, the plant was converted to burn the natural gas for generating electricity till early 80s. This reduced pollution and efficiency but increased operating costs. The power production then stopped in 1983. The plant is now abandoned and sometimes was used in a number of movies for production. 

這座發電廠建於1951年,在1983年停止使用,是多倫多最大及最引人注目的歷史建築。採用了晚期裝飾藝術風格而建,有紅牆及半透明窗。有70層高的煙囪仍是加國最高十大建築物之一。在70年代至80年代早期,發電廠由原本用煤而改用天然氣發電。這樣雖然減少了污染,但提高了成本。發電廠放1983年停產,現在荒癈著,偶然會用作拍攝電影場地。
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