Not a Factory

I recently posted two photos to Flickr of a building along the Schuylkill, just south of the South Street bridge (below is one of the pictures, and here is the other).

I didn’t have any clue what the building was, but given the steam pipes, I figured it must be some kind of factory. But googling factory and Philadelphia and even Schuylkill didn’t reveal to me what the building was, so I just left a note in the comments asking if anyone knew.

(Is there a term for this – asking the “internet” for help?)

Anyway, I got my answer – it’s a steam plant (see a wonderful photo of it here by Fen Branklin). Ah, well, that explains the steam pipes.

Also, next week Jen Kardux will be taking over photoblogging duties while I am out of town. I expect she’ll be posting some of her own photos, and maybe also some of yours. Can’t wait to see what she picks!

1 Comment so far

  1. Sherri W. (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

    Okay, the front page of that site says steam factories are used to generate water for A/C systems….but who the heck is running their air conditioners right now? I mean, I know it got a little bit warmer last week, but it wasn’t THAT much of a heat wave!! ;)

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