This time of year the Kawameeh Swamp is frozen. Plant-life is bare. Reeds are brown. Sky is gray. The World’s Tallest Water Sphere continues its work: pumping water from the aquifer, purifying water, storing water, and giving water pressure to all.
Archive for the 'Photos' Category
This photo shows an aerial shot of the WTWS from a Boeing 737 taking off from Newark Liberty airport at about 8:00 in the morning of 2012/12/30. The altitude is 2000 feet or so, looking south. A 2 to 3 inch covering of snow from the previous day lays on the ground. The sphere is […]
Regular reader Gina Arlen contributes this World’s Tallest Water Sphere sighting. “As you can see from my December 2012 trip to New Jersey, the WTWS survived Hurricane Sandy, Election Season, and the Mayan Apocalypse.” This photo was taken on 2012/12/27. Indeed, the WTWS survives another tumultuous year. How true that the mighty WTWS can survive […]
Here is an odd-shaped tower that was photographed on 2012/09/02. It is in the central Texas Hill Country on Ranch to Market Road 12 between Dripping Springs and Wimberley. The water tower has the name of its residential subdivision “Woodcreek”. The water tower is a very unique and odd shape. This site has often discussed […]
It had been suggested in a recent Star Ledger newspaper article that a water tower in North Carolina, at 219 feet, had usurped the title of “World’s Tallest Water Sphere”. While this blog and its author expressed admiration for the water tower in Erwin, it still remained to be seen at the time of the […]
Gina Signorella-Arlen writes to contribute this photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere taken on 2011/12/26: She also suggests that the year 2012 may be the end of the WTWS due to the end of the Mayan calendar. Some food for thought: Both the Mayan Calendar and the WTWS are circular in shape. Coincidence? On […]
Reader Adam Vorphilack writes to share a photo of an awesome water sphere sculpture done in chromed steel. This is an award that the Moog site in New York awards to retirees. You got to give credit to the Moog company. They love their water sphere, and being a true water sphere, it’s a work […]
This photo of a glorious water tower is sent in via reader Jason Dengel. The water tower was completed on Wallops Island, Virginia in July of 2010. It stands 287 feet tall and holds 200,000. The water tank is used to service the nearby NASA launch pads. Nice view of the tower, the construction equipment, […]
This photo shows the Worlds Tallest Water Sphere during a plane landing approach to Newark’s Liberty International airport on Christmas Day 2010. The WTWS is located in the top center of the photograph. Click for a larger view. The photo also shows a nice view of central Elizabeth and the Elizabeth River in the foreground. […]
A reader writes to this site to say that Union no longer has the world’s tallest water tower. In fact the person suggests we rename the domain “worldssecondtallestwatersphere”. A photo is attached and a link is given to information on a new 221 foot water tower in Braman, Okalahoma, built in May of 2010. Well, […]
Gina Signorella-Arlen of Union, New Jersey contributes this photo of a water tower in Nassau, Bahamas, taken sometime about early September of 2010. Gina says, “I thought you’d like to see how Nassau, Bahamas has handled the ‘clean municipal water supply’ challenge. Not a bad effort, but it lacks the grace and style of our […]
Mike Merrit of Austin, Texas writes to share his passion for water towers. Not only does he photograph them, he also makes original models like the one shown here. This model is made from clay, steel and molded rubber. It bears a striking resemblance to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, especially with the vibrant blue […]
The World’s Tallest Water Sphere has been featured as a vacation destination in a recent Go Big or Go Home blog posting. Traci LaRosa Suppa has written our site to let us know that she and her family, who make it a point to visit the world’s biggest oddities, had fun reading and seeing the […]
Congratulations go to Brian Donohue for his work on the Star Ledger Live site and all its interesting stories. The World’s Tallest Water Sphere site was interviewed for a segment back in January of 2009. Brian Donohue has won an Emmy award for his work in interactive media. With a love for the World’s Tallest […]
This heavenly alignment of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere and the Sun was photographed and submitted by reader Brian Donahue in February of 2010. The photo is taken from Route 78 in the Hillside area looking west. As several readers have mentioned, there is an alignment of Sphere and Sun during two moments during the […]
This gravity defying action shot of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere was taken recently from a speeding automobile traveling north on the Garden State Parkway. Thanks to Gina Signorella-Arlen who enlisted the help of her family in capturing this shot safely while navigating crowded swarms of swerving New Jersey drivers attempting to perform the same […]
Happy New Year to all from the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. A prosperous 2010 to all our reader. Our intrepid reporters had a chance to visit the World’s Tallest Water Sphere and take some photos. We will file a report soon. In the mean time, here is a preview photo of a lovely day at […]
This photo depicts the World’s Tallest Water Sphere from the “Blue Era”. Photo taken in December of 1991. It also is the photo used for the header logo of this site.
Scientists at the World’s Tallest Water Sphere Research Center in Austin, Texas have determined the extent of damage possible to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in the event of massive flooding. As many people know, the level of the oceans is rising due to global warming and the melting of polar ice caps. As the […]
Gina Arlen contributes this rather unique set of sightings: Which one gives you nightmares?