This old power station at “Goth street”
in central CPH is not totally abandoned, they’re just adjusting the facilities to modern use. The 68 meter chimney is about to be demolished, so I had to take a look at the top once the scaffold came, something I have waited for a long time. And I ended exploring the place for three nights. The power station was explored almost 2 years ago by Lusker, Ja-Hatten, Zapped, Dix, Cola Zero and probably more, when it was big and had more buildings, but I never got around to doing it.
As you can see the scaffold wasn’t finished the first night I got there. But as Lusker says – never wait till next time, cause next time the place might be gone.
This is some info Ja-Hatten found, big up to Google for translating.
Description of Gothersgade Electricity Work:
1891 Oprettet.1922 addition converter work. -?
1925 In addition, central heating (1935: District Heating)
1989 peak load and reserve plant.
1995 Name change.Gothersgade power.
24 March 1890 adopted the town council to create an electric central station in Copenhagen (Gothersgade power).
In 1889 the municipality had to build the station acquired the property Gothersgade No 30 and No 10 Adelgade
The station became operational on 5 marts 1892nd
The plant’s production machinery, which consisted of steam engines coupled dynamos and was expanded several times in the period from 1895 to 1913.
From 1920 the plant was transferred in part to the converter station, with the oldest steam engines in the years 1920-26 was dismantled and replaced with inverters, like the oldest boiler was removed.
In 1930-31 the Commission set a dampakkumulatoranlæg with turbines while converter plant was further expanded and a transformer plant installed because the required space was obtained, partly by the acquisition of some properties and partly by removing the last steam engines.
In 1934-38 replaced the old boilers with three high-pressure boilers to use district heating steam in two back pressure turbines, as designed in 1934 and 1939 and also became transformer plant expanded.
In 1943-44 was built a new akkumulatorbygning to replace the old one, which may be removed for reasons of Borger Gade expansion.
16 November 1949 was given authorization for the construction of a tramway substation and a new public, magazine and workshop building and extension of the machine room, etc. by Gothersgade power. Only a part of the tramway station built in; allocation was deleted thereafter.
A fourth high-pressure boiler was commissioned in 1949 and in 1952 developed a low-pressure peak boiler, which in 1973 was converted to 100% oil firing. The plant’s capacity was at that time 15,000 kW.
Since 1994 it has only been used as a distribution point for electricity and district heating.
This is it!
Super rare limited day-shot! Probably sending this to the Enigma guys their Greatest Hits album. This is actually inside the huge 10 meter long furnace, used for heating… stuff.
Homage to the Pit of Dispair from Army of Darkness. Woot!
My humble homage to Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart
Industrial windows – every home should have them
8 Steps to Perfection (to quote Company Flow)
Gangsta lean to the right.
Last steps to the top
The must-do “top-of-the-world-Ma” shot. Don’t go home without it.
BOOOOM! At the top!
Unfinished scaffold looks baadasss!
Booom! SO this is night 2, where the scaffold is finished. Big ole donut or Planet Copenhagen?
So 3rd night I’m comming back looking for more trouble and on the lot I find som estairs down to this door, the buidling above is demolished. Gotta go through the hole above the door, the bag is already inside, on the othe end of that rope.
Elevator is gone
Storage room. Two old TVs in the back
Here the pipes go to a big room wich is connected to a long 4 km tunnel, where the pipes rund from a huge power station and is distributed through the city. I was there two years ago. Everything is connected when you explore the city.Couldn’t get through though and Santa was nowhere to be found