Navigation Menu+

Natural Highs – February 15, 2008

Posted on Feb 15, 2008 by in Photo Blog | 0 comments

watertower.jpg
I see these rooftop water towers every day, but hardly notice them any more… until I spot one lit strikingly by the late afternoon sun. In the 1800s the original water tower builders were barrel makers who expanded their craft to meet the need for water pressure as buildings in the city grew taller in height. Even today, no sealer is used to hold in the water. Tank walls are held together with cables but water leaks through the gaps when first filled. As the wood swells, the gaps close and become impermeable. These rooftop tanks are among the oldest and most chemical-free structures still in use!

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.