The Turbine Hall

This was taken at the Toronto Power Company building in Niagara Falls. It's the hydro-electric generating station built in 1906 and one of the nicest places I've visited. The turbine hall is one of the two primary above-ground spaces (the other is the forebay).

For accuracy, these aren't actually turbines. These are the generators (or alternators). The turbines are far underground.

This station was built at the same time as the Rankine Generating Station. That station however was only decommissioned in 2005. It's amazing to compare the two stations and see how 30 years of neglect and decay completely changes the character.