Turning sheffield towers into art

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For many visitors to Sheffield, their first glimpse of the city involves two disused cooling towers known locally as "the salt and pepper pots", which are set to be demolished.
Moves are afoot, however, turn the towers into public art.
Whenever you visit or pass Sheffield, you cannot fail to spot the huge cooling towers which overshadow the M1 motorway at the Tinsley Viaduct by Meadowhall.

The structures were originally part of Blackburn Meadows Power Station which closed down in the 1970s.

The owner of the unused towers - Eon Energy - intends to demolish them later this year. However, the firm is in discussions with a national project which hopes to transform the landmarks into a public work of art.

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