When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.

Further reading:

NYC.gov
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwater/html/drinking/history.shtml

Smithsonian
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-new-york-city-found-clean-water-180973571/

NYTimes
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/realestate/how-new-york-water-tanks-work.html

WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-maestros-behind-the-iconic-nyc-water-towers-1509458400

Special thanks to Henry Rosenwach
https://www.rosenwachtank.com/

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