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Water Tower Coming Down

Our neighbor, Paul G, is documenting the removal of the old water tower and taking some awesome pictures along the way.

It looks like it will be a slow process due to the extent of rebar and wiring in the cement. 
 
 Wish we could see what it was like inside! (Please don’t, unless you work with the crew)

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Robert Cobb
Robert Cobb
2020 years ago

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Josh Kline
Josh Kline
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lanny
lanny
2 years ago

…and got to love the dentil molding around the top of the new tower. A fitting nod to the neighborhood!

Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey
2020 years ago

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Rachel Pryor
Rachel Pryor
2020 years ago

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Seth Alexander Prestwidge Barch
Seth Alexander Prestwidge Barch
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Ned Haley
Ned Haley
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Judd Prather
Judd Prather
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Terrapin Marquis
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Mary K. Larson
Mary K. Larson
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Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
2 years ago

@1 lanny… I noted that dental molding detail as well. Glad they did it to help “fit in”.

Steven Summerville
Steven Summerville
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Ryan Ramsey
Ryan Ramsey
2020 years ago

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SA Chaplin
SA Chaplin
2 years ago

I’d be in favor of some murals on the new water tower — like some of the ones we see around the city.

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
2 years ago

@3 SA Chaplin… enough of the “artist” graffiti crap on every building and structure. It is overkill and unattractive. Remind me of ghetto urban city.

Kelly
Kelly
2 years ago

@SA Chaplin, I think a mural would awesome! Something to spruce the thing up.

Kelly Kapetanakis
Kelly Kapetanakis
2020 years ago

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Jeff Breeden
Jeff Breeden
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Daniil
Daniil
2 years ago

I would like to believe that the dentil moulding on the new tower was installed ironically…

Jaclyn
Jaclyn
2 years ago

Kelly—Couldn’t agree more!!! Would love to see a mural on the water tower! How can we make this happen?

Inigo Walker Howlett
Inigo Walker Howlett
2020 years ago

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Marian Charlies Angel Fields
Marian Charlies Angel Fields
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BAF
BAF
2 years ago

@4 Eric:

I completely agree. Most of the murals around town are bad and garish. With many of them you may as well as hand a tagger a can of spray paint to get a similar result. We don’t need more of the unsightly things.

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
2 years ago

@8 BAF Thanks!

We are supposed to represent historic 19th-century architecture and very seriously doubt they had so-called murals spray painted everywhere looking like abandoned buildings in innercity Chicago or Detroit. Is it on buildings in Colonial Williamsburg? Enough is enough with destroying the old brick and concrete on structures. You know once painted it is next to impossible to get it off if a future owner doesn’t want it and an expensive extra expense to do so.

J
J
2 years ago

What’s unattractive is the use of “ghetto” in this thread. Don’t do it. https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/04/27/306829915/segregated-from-its-history-how-ghetto-lost-its-meaning

Too late on the murals. There’s more important things for you to complain about. Though I think we should all consider wearing 19th century clothing, riding horses instead of cars, getting rid of our central air, et al., to make this a truly 19th century neighborhood. Who’s with me?! Going to Change.org to start a petition.

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
2 years ago

@10 J The word “ghetto” may not be in your vernacular but it is still a viable term used often today in the context that was mentioned in the link you provided (in reference to a Busta Rhymes lyric) “You surviving in the ghetto,…you can make it anywhere.” The author stated, “…they reduce ghetto life to poverty and poor behavior.” There are plenty of current songs with lyrics and titles using the word ghetto in them as well as people using it in conversation. Well, what is probably called Street Art is associated with “poor behavior” and concentrated in areas… Read more »

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