Soon to be a Throwback but When?
The Encina Power Station along the Coast Road in Carlsbad (viewed from above the Carlsbad Flower Fields), about 1.5 miles south of the Village, is soon to be a throwback.
Whether you like it or not - and opinions are mixed - the plant is due to be torn down very soon (I have seen a variety of dates but some of the demolition was due to start in December 2019 with completion sometime in 2021).
The power plant tower is visible for many miles up and down the coast, and from many points inland, and while one might not like this iconic structure (the plant was built in 1954, the chimney added in the late 1970s), it will certainly be a different landscape in Carlsbad when it's gone.
Here's another view, in some of our coastal fog...affectionately called the marine layer.