Yonkers Power Station proposal

The Journal News yesterday reported on a plan to redevelop the Yonkers Power Station. New owner Ron Shemesh and his company Glenwood POH plan to create a hotel and conference center within the existing buildings of the power station. The proposal calls for the preservation of the large generating building and for the construction of two stories to the smaller substation/transformer building.

The article can be found at this link:
http://www.lohud.com/article/20121113/NEWS02/311130045/Old-Glenwood-power-plant-may-become-hotel-convention-center

Cleanup of the power station property has been ongoing since late spring. Vines have been removed from the brick walls and shrubbery has been removed from surrounding the buildings. Large window frames have been removed from their openings. The photographs below show some of the work that occurred up to mid-July.

Photographs of the power station from before the recent cleanup effort can be found on Hudson Valley Ruins here and here.


Generating building, July 1, 2012


Substation / transformer building, July 1, 2012.


Window frames removed from the building, July 1, 2012.


View towards the Palisades, at left, July 1, 2012.


Generating building, July 12, 2012.


Generating building, July 12, 2012.


Generating building, July 12, 2012.


Generating building, July 12, 2012.


Generating building (left) and substation / transformer building (right), July 12, 2012.


Generating building (left) and substation / transformer building (right), July 12, 2012.


Power station, view from the north, July 12, 2012.


July 12, 2012.

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DEMOLITION ALERT UPDATE
The Knapp House, believed to be of 18th-century construction, is undergoing demolition in Yorktown.

More information here:
Hudson Valley Demolition Alert – November 13, 2012

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WEBSITE UPDATES
I recently posted two locations to my website. The Fresh Air Home of St. John the Divine, recently featured in the Demolition Alert and on the blog, now has a corresponding full set of photographs. I have also added a set of photographs taken in August 2010 of the Holy Cross campus of the Pope Pius XII School in Rhinebeck.

Fresh Air Home, St. John the Divine, Tomkins Cove, NY.

Pope Pius XII School – Holy Cross Campus, Rhinebeck, NY.

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