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Spectacular photos show abandoned New Orleans power plant

The Market Street Power Plant in New Orleans, Louisiana, sits abandoned along the Mississippi River but is a popular spot for filming television shows and films.

The power plant was built in in 1905 but has not produced power since 1973. 

In early 2007, Entergy New Orleans sold the plant for $10million to Market Street Properties, who then sold it in foreclosure to developer Joe Jaeger after a plan to develop it never moved forward.

Jaeger is currently busy developing the nearby Trade District, and plans to incorporate the Market Street Power Plant. Right now there is no clear stop or start date and no immediate plans for the plant.

The 5-story plant has been abandoned for the last 40 years.

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

The property has been featured in multiple movies, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the sci-fi hit Oblivion.

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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