Tuesday, March 27, 2012

City Hospital Power Plant, Reinvisioned

I can't say enough positive words about the renovation of the old City Hospital power plant into a bouldering facility, envisioned by two brothers and I think some of their friends.
Left as a ruin when the City Hospital was abandoned, the power plant is a landmark on the near south side.
The interior, while stripped of the bulky boilers that once filled the room, still contains some nice elements alluding to its industrial past, such as a giant gantry crane that still hangs over the lobby.
Below you can see several angles of the artificial "rock wall" that climbers can now tackle in the renovated space.

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