Workers pulled a giant engine from the rubble of the former LG&E Substation during demolition of the century old brick building. The massive contraption is believed to be part of an early space program here in Louisville that never quite took off.
In reality, this giant burner is a real jet engine probably dating to the 1950s or 1960s and was responsible for burning natural gas to generate peak-time electricity during summer months. Electrical production at the site ceased operation a matter of years ago. It has been hidden away until the wrecking ball came a knockin’.