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Cool Watertower
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:09:34 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/48595993516/in/dateposted-public/
This one of an industrial plant in Woodlawn, Texas is so cool as its different from most others as its a perfect sphere.

Any that you would like to share.
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 11:38:06 AM »

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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 07:10:53 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/K76Rue7npcxmeo2i7

The water tower in Mineral Point, WI looks like a giant flashlight, I think.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 07:51:55 PM »

Behind the left field wall for the Lakewood Blue Claws in New Jersey...
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 11:22:14 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0942866,-81.6853422,3a,50.8y,344.13h,97.1t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D120.91835%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
There's Gaffney, SC's Peachoid, which is obviously shaped like a peach. I love tacky local small town attractions like these.

Don't know about anybody else, but whenever I would drive by the peach water tower near Gaffney SC, I always thought that it looked like a gigantic butt mooning I-85.
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 12:13:10 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/48595993516/in/dateposted-public/
This one of an industrial plant in Woodlawn, Texas is so cool as its different from most others as its a perfect sphere.

This is another round/spherical, in Fairview, TX.  It has somehow survived the transition of its surroundings from rural horse farms to busy suburban enclave, without being torn down.

https://goo.gl/maps/Ubz2aatJYrz6pnWx7
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 12:48:46 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2019685,-93.2620814,3a,75y,168.01h,87.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxzos3gvHFz9Z9HbKsOpwkw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

A major landmark in Springfield. Driving down US-65 to Branson there are quite a few water towers along the way. It's interesting thinking about what would happen if this thing decided to burst.
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 07:44:51 PM »

Holmdel, NJ at the former Bell Labs Complex.

https://goo.gl/maps/ANTxohttps://goo.gl/maps/ANTxoMP7rYu4q9mU7iMP7rYu4q9mU7
Looks like a spaceship, but it was to resemble a microchip as supposedly this is the birthplace of the chip.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery in Newark, NJ used to have one on top of one its buildings that looked like a Pabst Beer Bottle.  Unfortunately, that brewery has been leveled for decades now so it predates GSV for a caption.
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 08:21:55 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0942866,-81.6853422,3a,50.8y,344.13h,97.1t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D120.91835%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
There's Gaffney, SC's Peachoid, which is obviously shaped like a peach. I love tacky local small town attractions like these.



Don't know about anybody else, but whenever I would drive by the peach water tower near Gaffney SC, I always thought that it looked like a gigantic butt mooning I-85.

Back in the late 80s the myth was that it was (by design) mooning Charlotte.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 08:37:43 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0942866,-81.6853422,3a,50.8y,344.13h,97.1t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D120.91835%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
There's Gaffney, SC's Peachoid, which is obviously shaped like a peach. I love tacky local small town attractions like these.

Back in the late 80s the myth was that it was (by design) mooning Charlotte.

Don't know about anybody else, but whenever I would drive by the peach water tower near Gaffney SC, I always thought that it looked like a gigantic butt mooning I-85.
Wrong direction! Seeing that GA is the Peach State, shouldn't it be mooning Atlanta instead?
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 08:58:07 AM »

Giant City State Park, Makanda, IL

Note the observation platform...

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 09:08:16 AM »

Marion, Virginia, has two standard water tanks on a hillside, visible from I-81 southbound. At one time, one tank was labeled "Hot" and one "Cold."
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 09:09:44 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0942866,-81.6853422,3a,50.8y,344.13h,97.1t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DSITFlrBDKvIZsC3SP0Fz5A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D120.91835%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
There's Gaffney, SC's Peachoid, which is obviously shaped like a peach. I love tacky local small town attractions like these.

Back in the late 80s the myth was that it was (by design) mooning Charlotte.

Don't know about anybody else, but whenever I would drive by the peach water tower near Gaffney SC, I always thought that it looked like a gigantic butt mooning I-85.
Wrong direction! Seeing that GA is the Peach State, shouldn't it be mooning Atlanta instead?

That would make some sense given that Upstate SC produces way more peaches than the entirety of Georgia to stick it in their faces, as it were.  However IIRC it was more about big city looking down on small town kind of thing.

I did some googling and couldn't find any reference to this myth.  The official reason it was built in 1981 was to highlight that the Gaffney area was a prodigious peach producer.
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2019, 09:35:10 AM »

   
This tower used to sit atop 909 Walnut, downtown Kansas City MO. I remember seeing it in the 60's but it has been gone for decades.   
   


   
   
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 10:18:10 AM »

No one's mentioned Georgia's Beautiful Butts tower in Butts County?
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2019, 02:01:50 PM »

   
This tower used to sit atop 909 Walnut, downtown Kansas City MO. I remember seeing it in the 60's but it has been gone for decades.   
   


Wouldn't this be a doppler (or similar) radar site, not a water tower?
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2019, 07:40:15 PM »

I have a distant memory of a unique structure that was visible from the EB PA Turnpike somewhere in suburban Philly.

The water tower -- or whatever it was (a fuel tank?) -- was shaped like a gigantic ice cream sundae!  It even had 2 or 3 drops of "melted ice cream" streaming down the side.

If this wasn't all in my imagination, as I was no more than 5 when I last saw this, is that structure still there and with the same appearance?
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2019, 10:00:41 AM »

Wouldn't this be a doppler (or similar) radar site, not a water tower?
   
You are correct. I always assumed it was a water tower. Also it was not removed until 1995. I thought much earlier.   
   
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Re: Cool Watertower
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2019, 12:15:15 PM »

The one in Brookfield, WI along I-94 that leans looks cool.
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