Mark D. Roberts

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Things You Don’t See Every Day . . . Unless You’re in New York

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to New York. They’re sights you don’t see very often, if at all, outside of the Big Apple.

The elevator indicates that we’re on the 86th floor (of the Empire State Building).

What the city looks like from 86 floors up (1050 feet high).

All over New York City you see water towers on top of buildings. These are not there just for decoration (though some neighborhoods of New York now require visible tanks for architectural reasons, whether or not they are used). The water towers help with what would otherwise be a water pressure nightmare in New York City. Plus, they make sure that water is available if a fire breaks out in a tall building. I’m not aware of any other city that uses water towers in this way.
Tomorrow I’ll share a few more “don’t see every day” photos.

  • Emily

    Great series! I would add that old city of Jerusalem has water towers on most roofs. Must be a “great city” thing.
    E McColl

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