Water Towers, New York Icons, are so common along the New York Skyline, you almost forget they are there, but they are — at the top of any building over five stories.
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Water Towers, New York Icons, are so common along the New York Skyline, you almost forget they are there, but they are — at the top of any building over five stories. These reservoirs make New York City possible.
Fine are photographer Deborah Julian says: “Fixtures on the skyline for more than a century, their value in making the city livable isn’t widely known, but without them, tall buildings and even a lot of not so tall buildings aren’t impossible. City water pressure reaches no higher than the fifth floor. ”
Now, think about how different New York City would be without them.
We sell Deborah Julian’s Water Towers New York Icon Prints as 8 1/2 X 11 inch giclees. All prints are created in the artist’s workshop and are signed on the white border beneath the image.
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Water towers are ubiquitous and widely misunderstood in New York. Often, they’re mistaken as relics, signs of a fading, older city. But the wooden towers are rarely more than thirty years old, their maximum lifespan before replacement.
Newer buildings disguise their water towers with by putting up false fronts and other features, but they still can’t live without them.