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Old 07-10-09, 01:46 PM
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Here is my all time favorite. I use to pass by it when I lived in St. Louis on the way home. It's in Bourbon, MO.

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Old 07-10-09, 01:48 PM
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You gotta love New Jersey.

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Old 07-10-09, 01:55 PM
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Where Yakko, Wakko, and Dot live....

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Old 07-25-09, 09:53 AM
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pretty generic but...
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Old 07-25-09, 03:18 PM
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How about the "Taj Mahal" on Randolph Air Force Base? Someone with a better grasp on picture posting might throw that in here.
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Old 07-25-09, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Will G View Post
How about the "Taj Mahal" on Randolph Air Force Base? Someone with a better grasp on picture posting might throw that in here.


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Old 07-26-09, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post

wow, very nice. This a water tower, really?

We have a winner.
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Old 07-26-09, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
wow, very nice. This a water tower, really?

We have a winner.
yes, it houses a 500,000 gallon water tank, per all the stuff i've read this morning.
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Old 07-26-09, 11:03 AM
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Old North Point Water Tower in Milwaukee.
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Old 07-26-09, 11:24 AM
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^ that is so cool.
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Old 07-26-09, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
^ that is so cool.
To everything there is a season turn, turn, turn,......................


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Old 07-26-09, 11:36 AM
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Old 05-11-19, 04:03 AM
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More watertowers and other stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/bulevardi_official/
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Old 05-11-19, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
ha....Petticoat Junction. used to watch that show too.
It was in color?
When? Guess we only had B&W back then.
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Old 05-11-19, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
How flat is your area? Water towers usually are prevalent in flat areas to provide water without need for pumping it. That is, if the electricity or other power supply goes out, the water tower will still work to provide emergency H20 using good old fashioned gravity.
As I understand it, this is true until the tank is drained. Electrical pumps keep them filled, using an upper limit shutoff switch and a lower limit start switch. This maintains a relatively even/constant pressure to customers.
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Old 05-11-19, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
It was in color?
When? Guess we only had B&W back then.
Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
As I understand it, this is true until the tank is drained. Electrical pumps keep them filled, using an upper limit shutoff switch and a lower limit start switch. This maintains a relatively even/constant pressure to customers.
Nothing says you care more than quoting a 10 year old post.
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Old 05-11-19, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Nothing says you care more than quoting a 10 year old post.
Better question, why do you care? Never understood the need to sarcastically point out old thread resurrection. If you don't like it, just move on.
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There are two at the Veterans Administration hospital in Long Beach, California. One is used for the facility's cooling system, the other for water pressure maintenance. The hospital is right next to (and uphill from) Cal State Long Beach university, the reason for the "Go Beach" logo on the side of the on with the scaffolding in the picture:

Water tower that looms over CSULB undergoes maintenance ? Daily 49er

Here's the one in Santa Ana, California. Not sure how old it is but its still in use as a water tower:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/santa-ana-w...ower-santa-ana
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Old 05-11-19, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Nothing says you care more than quoting a 10 year old post.
@IBobi and @IBRyan are working to get the start date of threads added back. I know it's just around the corner.
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Better question, why do you care? Never understood the need to sarcastically point out old thread resurrection. If you don't like it, just move on.
Oh, I like it!
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Old 05-11-19, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Better question, why do you care? Never understood the need to sarcastically point out old thread resurrection. If you don't like it, just move on.
I can see that point, and I have nothing against old threads but I'd like a little help being able to spot that going in with the start date beside the OP's name. It just helps ID that the thread may be older. It's funny to see questions asked of, or replies to someone who hasn't been around in 5-10 years.
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Old 05-11-19, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
It was in color?
When? Guess we only had B&W back then.
I'm hoping the water tower in PJ was for train use only, sure wouldn't want to drink water from it after 3 women bathed in it, I don't care how attractive they were.

Yeah, it was so different in watching reruns, years later, of certain 60's shows in color.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
The Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower in Collinsville, Illinois:

I used to live by that when I was a kid.
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I consider this somewhat related to the topic, one of those interesting hidden cell towers captured by @Wildwood and posted in the C&V Where'd you ride today thread. Full post with other nice pics https://www.bikeforums.net/20914534-post13588.html



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Hiding your cell tower in plain sight must have been important at an area sports Park.
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Old 05-11-19, 11:32 AM
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Almost right next door is this one:


It was still in use until a couple of years ago, but only as an emergency storage. It got damaged in the war and it turned out to be impossible to repair both tanks. Now there are plans to build 12 appartements and a restaurant in it, but it's not finished yet. About a km away there is this one:



This one is much more loved, I don't believe it's prettier but maybe it's because it's presence is surprising. You can't really see it from the streets unless you're in one of the few right spots to have the angle. It has been a cultural centre/party centre for years, with offices in the pump building. I've never been there.

I've always liked art deco watertowers most. They are not as close but there are quite few around. Like this one:

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