Battersea Power Station and the renovation debate

Story highlightsAs part of the Battersea Power Station renovation, the chimneys will be knocked down then rebuilt Malaysian developers are funding the station's transformation into offices and luxury villasThe power station has ignited debate on how iconic buildings should be maintained It has appeared in everything from the Beatles' 1965 movie Help! to Christopher Nolan's 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight, and even Dr Who.

But later this year, its distinctive chimneys -- the best-loved parts of one of London's best-loved buildings -- will be demolished.

Then they will be built back up again.

"The chimneys are the most powerful part of the icon," says Jim Eyre, director