Monday, November 7

Holly Bolt Removal

After fifty years of infighting between residents of East Austin and the city, Austin's Holly Power Plant is finally coming down. The turbulent history of the facility, erected in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the 1960's still feels fresh for many residents who turned out to remove the first bolts.

I live a few blocks from the power plant now and used the see the steam rising over the water on my way to high school back in the 1990's. As this transition takes place - the demolition, the clean-up, and the development of new parkland - I wander around my neighborhood documenting the change, getting to know my neighbors and the history that's simmered here for decades.

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