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Stunning photo series captures the beauty of an abandoned power plant in New Orleans where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Oblivion were filmed (19 Pics)

  • The Market Street Power Plant in New Orleans was built in 1905 and last produced power in 1973

  • In early 2007 Entergy New Orleans sold the plant for $10million to Market Street Properties

  • The plant was then sold in 2015 in foreclosure after a plan to develop it never moved forward

  • Stunning photographs show the abandoned plant that has been used in multiple films and television shows


  • The New Orleans Public Service Power Plant, now known as the Market Street Power Plant in New Orleans, Louisiana, sits abandoned along the Mississippi River


    The plant has been abandoned for the last 40 years. The interior of the five-story facility is covered in colorful graffiti


    The bottom floor of the abandoned plant is flooded from the rising waters of the nearby Mississippi river in New Orleans


    Tom Cruise and Morgan freeman filmed a scene at the Market Street Power Plant for the science-fiction film Oblivion

    The AMC show Into the Badlands has also used the Market Street Power Plant for a fight scene in the second episode


    The show is about warrior and a young boy who journey through a dangerous feudal land together seeking enlightenment


    In addition to Into the Badlands, movies such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Oblivion have also filmed at the plant


    The power plant was built in 1905 but has not produced power since 1973. It supplied electrical power to the city using coal


    In early 2007, the company Entergy New Orleans sold the plant for $10million to Market Street Properties who renamed it


    Market Street Properties then sold it in foreclosure to developer Joe Jaeger after a plan to develop it never moved forward


    The control room is an a separate addition from the main plant that was added in the 1920s, years after the plant was built


    In 1922, the New Orleans Public Service Incorporated (NOPSI) was founded. The NOPSI said power to the city would be produced at the Market Street Power Plant


    The facility supplied electrical power to the city by burning coal and using the waters of the Mississippi River for cooling


    Jaeger is currently busy developing the nearby Trade District, and plans to incorporate the Market Street Power Plant


    The power plant is located along the Mississippi River just upriver of the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans


    The property has been featured in shows and films, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the sci-fi hit Oblivion



    The Market Street Power Plant has been featured in films such as Into the Badlands, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Oblivion

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