Great Industrial Facades: The Embodiment of Power, Wealth and Dominance

Since the dawn of large scale industrialisation, cities have witnessed the construction of factories of titanic proportions.  Their foreboding facades oozed imperialism and symbolised the wealth and dominance of the leading industrialists that ran them.  They also served as reminders of the global reach of these once local firms.  Even today, in an all-too-often rundown condition, these great buildings send a clear historical message that cannot be disputed.