The City Of Austin Power Plant
I decided to take a gander at the old City of Austin Power Plant in downtown Austin to due do some energy research for a future robotics facility and take some photos of the popular site. The Art Deco Seaholm Power Plant has been an Austin icon since its construction in the early 1950’s. The plant is constructed from solid concrete, which is unique from most steel & brick power plants of its time. The complex also contains electric utility substation, transmission and distribution facilities and a utility microwave communications center.
The plant operated until 1989, and in 1996, Austin City Council authorized the decommissioning of the Seaholm Power Plant. The site is now being redesigned to be used as office space, retail, condos, hotel, and event space.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it down at night, but the Power Plant looks amazing with the red glow behind the sign. Check it out here.