I’ve always admired the architecture of these older substations. Many of Christchurch’s older substations are very decorative and must have been well built to survive the quakes.
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This one has character. Many of the more recent such structures here are strictly utilitarian, but every once in awhile you see a hydro station like this that dates back decades and really looks distinctive.
Hi William, we’ve got a few of the utilitarian ones as well – and they seem to be much smaller than they used to need them! I like the old ones much better.