Thursday, July 19, 2007

Water Tower


Water towers are a distinctive part of the New York City skyline. This is one I can see from my window. Many new buildings now are trying to hide them behind facades, but I like the way they look. Here is a paragraph about water towers from the "how stuff works" website:

In a city, tall buildings often need to solve their own water pressure problems. Because the buildings are so tall, they often exceed the height that the city's water pressure can handle. So a tall building will have its own pumps and its own water towers.

Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday!

15 comments:

BLAZER PROPHET said...

The framing is OK, but the natural light was poorly used. Keep working on it!

Rosy said...

That is interesting at how water towers are to work in big cities, sometime I never knew...I never seen water towers here in Downtown San Diego any place unless I go out futher away from the metro area then I will see them.

Olivier said...

cette photo est magnifique, j'adore, et comme tu le sais, je suis fou des "Water Tank" de NYC. C'est vraiment NYC. J'espere que la ville de NYC, va les garder ou en faire des oeuvres d'arts (comme dans certain quartier de NYC). Je te souhaite un bon Weekend

this photograph is splendid, I adore, and as you know it, I am insane “Water Tank” of NYC. It is really NYC. I hope that the town of NYC, will keep them or to make works of art of them (as in certain district of NYC). I wish you a good Weekend

Nazzareno said...

Fortunately, the technology has not always a solution for all the problems. Sometimes we are forced to use solutions which are certainly more ancient but also much more fascinating (as these "water tank") of any technological instrument.
Buon fine settimana, ciao!

Blue Wave 707 said...

I used to see those on cutaway shots on NYPD Blue. I'm guessing these are for older buildings(?).

Enjoy your weekend!

GMG said...

I love to get back to NYC through your lens. The water towers always surprised me; at the most unexpected places, there is one...Your catch is great. Also loved the Giacometti statues (actually also took a photo last May, when in NY), and the Central Park South Statue (with the Essex House on its back - great place to stay...). Have a nice weekend. I'll try to post something new at Blogtrotter...

Gudl said...

I never thought about that.... I would not have known that this photo was taken in NYC if you not have mentioned it. That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
I like the natural light of the photo, how the tower glows....beautiful!

lv2scpbk said...

You made this water tower look nice in the sunlight.

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Bergson said...

Which light
It emphasizes this tower

Neva said...

I love this shot....

John Roberts said...

I think your capture of the warm afternoon sunlight adds to the interest of the photo. I think you picked just the right time to shoot!

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the_plainsman said...

Hi Lori -- I was looking for an image or two of the Cloisters and found one of yours. Thought it was good, so looked at more of your photos and they captured my imagination: some familiar subjects in fresh and interesting views and others totally new.

Your collection could be used to show how vibrant he City is. Even though pressed for time now, I raced back all the way to your snowman! Will be back to look some more!

Mike said...

Great shot Lori, I love old stuff like this and I like all this rooftop clutter!

JAM said...

Now that is something I've never ever considered with the tall buildings in some cities. How to pump that water all the way up. So, some have their own water tower. That's nifty.