Water-towers near your place

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Postby Dakkus » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:08 pm

Why do the watertowers in Finland all look the same? Most of them look like a giant mushroom. I'd like to have some cool ones like you Dutch/German/Belgian people do..
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Postby Klazu » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:12 pm

@Dakkus: That's true. Because of that I had earlier thought that water towers MUST look like that but this thread has opened my eyes in this VERY important matter... :lol:
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Postby Evert » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:13 pm

Here's the most famous water-tower in my city, Haikaranpesä (Heron's nest)

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It looks like a UFO if you look at it from the sea for example and can only see the top of it :)
Built in 1968. There's a restaurant at the top.

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Here's one more from Espoo, also situated in the Southern part of the city (I live 10 km North of these places). The Espoonlahti water-tower, built in 1995

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The nearest one for me is located in the smallest and richest city of Finland, Kauniainen, where I study 8) It's just a small one and barely visible, very low and ugly. Built in 1964

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Postby Lorenzo- » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:27 pm

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It's in Madrid. Currently only for exhibitions

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Postby vermeer » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:47 pm

The city of Groningen has 2:

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Corner of Noorderbinnensingel/Nieuwe Ebbingestraat

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Corner of Herman Colleniusstraat/Hofstede de Grootkade

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Postby ravestorm » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:16 pm

This is the watertower in Ferrara:

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Postby grob-e » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:13 pm

This is a water tower in Berlin, on the former (what's Rangierbahnhof in English) Rangierbahnhof Tempelhof

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Postby helloggs » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:08 pm

Marshalling yard or railroad shunting yard, says the friendly lion. :P

I don't know if it was mentioned here before, but of course one should not forget that water tower in Prenzlauer Berg, now containing rather expensive flats

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The water tower on the Fichtenberg, apparently now a weather station
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Then we got this nice one near Ostbahnhof, lovely pickelhauben-style :lol:
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Last but not least, the ugly former water tower of my ugly former home town Oranienburg:
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Postby hadibe » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:51 pm

I found a picture of another one of several water towers in Berlin:

This one is in Kreuzberg, north of Tempelhof airport.

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It looks like it has a minaret, no wonder in Kreuzberg. :wink:

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Postby eurojuanmi » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:00 am

The tower of the water in madrid are underground deposits with (I think) one of the best waters in the world. The water for the 5 million of people in the comunity of Madrid is served by the "Canal de Isabel II".
It can hold up 945 000 millions of liters in reservoirs and dams, now it´s at 49.2 % (464,982 Hm³). In the 2003, it treated 607,47 Hm³ of drinking water. And purified 257,3 Hm³ in the 2000.
It has 11126 km of pipes
22 deposits keep the water:

Bravo Murillo (1879): 188.412 m³, 6'84 m high, 2,75 Ha
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Islas Filipinas (1915): 463.500 m³, 6'84 m high, 6,78 Ha
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Plaza de Castilla (1940): 141.602 m³, 6,75 m high, 2,09 Ha
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The biggest: El Goloso (1969): 534.355 m³, 7,70 m high, 6,94 Ha
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Re: Water-towers near your place

Postby SUPERSHERRIFF » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:15 pm

Donald wrote:In the thread about # of eurotrackers in your city many users showed pictures of water-towers in their cities. I just begin this thread especially dedicated to water-towers. Please show us your local water-tower, maybe you can add some information about it.
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This is the water-tower of Geilenkirchen. I could not find much information about it. They put lots of mobile phone transmitters onto it. :-(


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That´s the watertower of my hometown.
I grew up som blocks away.
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Postby hafla » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:40 am

Our watertower has been renovated recently.
Left the before and right the after picture:
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Wanna buy one!!!

Postby DiTo » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:15 am

Hello to you all,
I'd like to contribute a photo of this watertower in Vlaardingen.
It may not be the most beautiful one.
But it is the one we'd like to buy for our foundation.
So for me it is more worth than all the bills from Eurobilltracker.
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Greetings DiTo

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(I'm sorry, it's not in English, but you're all welcome and when you're interested, you can mail me so I can send you a translation.)

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Postby LoW-=*CRC*=- » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:36 am

this watertower is in Neuwied Engers (D), its 40km away from my hometown, but its the next watertower (we have a lot a natural water like lakes..etc) :wink:

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Postby eddydevries » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:01 pm

grob-e wrote:(what's Rangierbahnhof in English) Rangierbahnhof Tempelhof
shunting-yard
if you still want to know :lol:
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