NYC WATER TOWERS………….every high-rise has one

 

WHERE YA GONNA GET THE WATER………..[that is a Jack Lemmon quote].

From my terrace I watched this one being constructed on top of the Bancroft apartments.

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Every high-rise apartment building in NYC has one.  Even the skyscrapers.

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PUMPS pump it up from pipes under the streets…………

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and GRAVITY brings it into your faucets….and toilets.

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They are mostly made by hand……………new wood………..that gets water tight when filled up.

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It is not possible to hoist a wooden tower up by crane………

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There are only a couple of companies in NY that build them….and they only take one day to construct………and cost about $30,000.

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A metal water tower requires a crane…………and costs about $130,000 so landlords go for the cheaper wooden towers….and they only need to be replaced every 35 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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