Friday, December 2, 2011

Gigantic Chimneys at Tambak Lorok; Semarang's 'Icon' of the City by the Sea

When somebody pass the new outer ring road near the Semarang Harbor, a group of gigantic chimneys in white, red and blue colors are directly recognized at the sea side. Totally, there are 12 (twelve) big chimneys in a group and another 1 (one) or 3 (three) stand alone chimneys are found at the power plant area.

Definitely, this is not a heritage building complex from Dutch Colonial Era, but this is a thermal power plant from modern era that is situated at Tambak Lorok Semarang. The plant is built on 1978, but in the middle of this year the plant facing some inefficiency related problems that can make it closed down.

It seems this group of gigantic industrial chimneys are becoming a kind of new city 'icon' at sea side. Standing tall over the old lighthouse tower that is situated at about 1.7 km away from the plant.

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