Big Allis

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Big Allis

Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City, commonly known as "Big Allis"

after the million-kilowatt Allis-Chalmers generator inside, was opened in 1963 by Con Edison.

At the time, it was the largest electrical generating unit in the world.

I am biking over the 59th St (Ed Koch) Bridge from Queens into Manhattan and I got this gorgeous view

looking up the East River. Big Allis is on the right.