But now redevelopment, according to a Rafael Viñoly masterplan, is well in hand. The latest architects to be hired—for the third phase of the site—are Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners Architects, whose new buildings will face each other on a new southern approach to the development. Plans for the power station hulk itself, by architects Wilkinson Eyre, are due to be unveiled on November 5.
The Gehry and Foster buildings will act as the gateway to the whole development along a new street. The two architects will together deliver the overall third phase of the mighty project, Gehry on the east side and Foster on the west. It will consist of 1,200 apartments, a 200-room hotel, a 15,000-square-foot public library, and 350,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Completion is slated for 2019.