23 August 2010

Cape Town: Bye bye Athlone Cooling Towers...

Cape Town's iconic Athlone Cooling Towers, also known as "the two ladies of Athlone", were demolished in just eight seconds on last Sunday (22 Aug 2010). The future of the site is still unclear, but the redevelopment of the site will most likely be completed in about three years.

UPDATE (25 Aug 2010): South Africa's leading energy supplier has announced that, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, it will be converting the old Athlone coal fired power station into a wind farm filled with eight new 1.5MW wind turbines. [more]

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