Archive for the 'Photos' Category

More Moog Action

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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 […]

Wallops Island, Virginia

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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, […]

WTWS at Christmas 2010

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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. […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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, […]

Nassau Bahamas Water Tower

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

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 […]

WTWS Inspires Artist

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

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 […]

WTWS Vacation Visits Picking Up

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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 […]

Emmy Award Winning

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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 […]

Spherical Alignment

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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 […]

Gravity Defying Action

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

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 […]

A Winter’s Portrait

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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 […]

The Blue Era

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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.

Here Comes the Flood

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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 […]

Recent Sightings

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Gina Arlen contributes this rather unique set of sightings: Which one gives you nightmares?

Weird N.J. Covers WTWS

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Whoops, I nearly forgot to mention that the latest issue of Weird N.J. (#32) has a nice article on the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Not only do they have wonderful color photos of the WTWS that you can carry conveniently on your next safari in Bostwana, you also get a colorful shot of the WTWS […]

Old WTWS Photos from Long Ago

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I found these photos at the World’s Tallest Water Sphere Museum offices. Unfortunately I have no notes on who submitted them, when they were submitted, or the people who are in the photos. The first photo appears to be from the 1950s. A happy family gazes contemplatively upon a model of the World’s Tallest Water […]

Signing for the Camera

Monday, April 6th, 2009

For people who want to flash secret signs for the camera, here is how you finger spell “WTWS” using American Sign Language finger spelling. I think it would be great if some of the photo submissions for the site showed you and your friends flashing the “WTWS” for your viewers and friends. For those of […]

One Sphere to Rule Them All

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Water Sphere Phan Gina Signorella-Arlen has contributed another of her World’s Tallest Water Sphere artistic masterpieces, this one entitled “Sphere of Sauron.” She writes, “One sphere to rule them all, one sphere to find them…” and to that we respond, “one sphere to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Yes, the evil […]

Paint Proposals by Gina Signorella-Arlen

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

These colorful World’s Tallest Water Sphere proposals are sent to us from Gina Signorella-Arlen, formerly of Roselle Park and self-professed WTWS groupie. Not only the photo-editing, but the titles of her works include the ironic humor that many Jerseyans share. I especially like the Zeppelin one, I am sure many Zeppelin album covers (e.g. Presence) […]

Paint Proposals by Bumper DeJesus

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

A few weeks ago we posted the Star Ledger Live story about the World’s Tallest Water Sphere and this site. In case you did not watch the video, there were 3 very creative proposals for a new paint scheme for the WTWS. I believe writer Brian Donahue mentioned that they are the creative works of […]