10 Coolest Water Towers

Engineering & Architecture

Most of the water towers aren’t exactly a treat for the eyes. They’re basically big clumsy tanks of water set up high above the ground, high enough to  pressurize a water supply. We gathered here a list of some cool water towers you might actually like. They either have a nice look, a cool location, or any other characteristic that make reading about them worth your time. Enjoy

1. Peachoid, Gaffney, South Carolina - Gaffney is the peach capital of South Carolina, so why shouldn’t they have a big water tower shaped like a peach? Located along Interstate 85, the Peachoid, also known by the locals as Mr. Peach, is 135 feet (45 meters) tall and can hold one million gallons of water. The tower became even more famous after it was the focal plot point in an episode of House of Cards staring Kevin Spacey

Coolest Water Towers: Peachoid, Gaffney, South Carolina

Coolest Water Towers: Peachoid, Gaffney, South Carolina

 

2. Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower, Collinsville, Illinois - Claimed to be the largest catsup bottle in the world, this water tower was constructed in 1949 to supply water to the nearby Brooks catsup plant. The idea to design the water tower as a catsup bottle came from Gerhart S. Suppiger - the president of the company. After the plant closed in 1993, the structure was repaired and restored by volunteers

Coolest Water Towers: Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower, Collinsville, Illinois

Coolest Water Towers: Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower, Collinsville, Illinois

 

3. Corn water tower, Rochester, Minnesota - This huge water tower is obviously shaped like a corn, and is located near the Seneca Foods factory in Rochester, Minnesota

Coolest Water Towers: Corn water tower, Rochester, Minnesota

Coolest Water Towers: Corn water tower, Rochester, Minnesota

 

4. Warner Bros water tower, Los Angeles, California - Perhaps not the most unique water tower, not the biggest one, and it’s not even in use anymore, but the WB water tower is by far the most famous water tower in the world, and one of the symbols of Hollywood, which makes it pretty cool

Coolest Water Towers: Warner Bros water tower, Los Angeles, California

Coolest Water Towers: Warner Bros water tower, Los Angeles, California

5. Alcatraz water tower, San Francisco, California - Another normal looking water tower we noramlly wouldn’t give a second look, except this water tower is located on the mysterious island of Alcatraz! If only water towers could talk

Coolest Water Towers: Alcatraz water tower, San Francisco, California

Coolest Water Towers: Alcatraz water tower, San Francisco, California

 

6. Leaning Tower of Niles, Niles, Illinois – This is not the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but a copy half the size of the original. The replica is located in Pisa’s sister city – Niles, Illinois, and it is actually a water tower. Built in 1934, this amazing water tower was renovated in 1996

Coolest Water Towers: Leaning Tower of Niles, Niles, Illinois

Coolest Water Towers: Leaning Tower of Niles, Niles, Illinois

 

7. House in the Clouds, Thorpeness, England – This water tower was built in 1923 to receive water pumped from Thorpeness Windmill. In 1979, when there was no longer a need for the water tower, the water tank was removed from the structure and the building became a home with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A structure that started as a water tower disguised as a house, ended up being a house

Coolest Water Towers: House in the Clouds, Thorpeness, England

Coolest Water Towers: House in the Clouds, Thorpeness, England


8. Old Lady, Szeged, Hungary – This beautiful water tower in the city of Szeged is known between the locals as the Old Lady

Coolest Water Towers: Old Lady, Szeged, Hungary

Coolest Water Towers: Old Lady, Szeged, Hungary

 

9. Kuwait City water towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait - This group of mushroom shaped water towers was built in 1979 and is located in Kuwait City, the capital city of Kuwait

Coolest Water Towers: Kuwait City water towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Coolest Water Towers: Kuwait City water towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

10. Wasserturm Nord (North water tower), Halle, Germany – This beautiful water tower and city landmark is 54 meter high. It was built during the years 1897-1899

Wasserturm Nord (North water tower), Halle, Germany

Wasserturm Nord (North water tower), Halle, Germany

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2 thoughts on “10 Coolest Water Towers

  1. Nick

    The Water tower at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, is one of the most beautiful structures ever on a military post. It is nicknamed the “Taj Mahal” and is a protected landmark.

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