Rooftop water towers of New York

As much a part of the New York landscape as yellow cabs and the Empire State Building, the seemingly antiquated water towers are still very much in use, needed to maintain water pressure in buildings of more than six storeys. Most are made from wood, and they are cheap and easy to install.  They have a lifespan of 30 – 35 years before needing to be replaced.

Author: prehistorian

Prehistorian & author