This is as close as you get to the plant itself during the tour, and thus this is perhaps the most photographed angle of reactor four. The rusty structure in the centre of the view is the infamous sarcophagus, containing the leftovers of the reactor.
Due to fears that the sarcophagus may collapse, a new structure is being built. The project is called New Safe Confinement, and the yellow-and-grey scaffolding you can see is the beginnings of it (or so I understood). That scaffolding is quite recently built; for example, it’s not on the Google Maps satellite view of the power plant.
This concludes the series on Czernobyl. (It started here.)
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