Archive for the 'Experiences' Category

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere in 2013

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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 […]

I’m Not So Easily Replaced

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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 […]

Misshapen

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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 […]

Water Tower Inspired Artworks

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Our congratulations go to reader and Austin resident Mike Merritt for his art opening at The Pump Project. The show ‘The Art of Ceramics, Glass, and Steel’ opens this Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 7 p.m.. As you see, Mike makes beautiful sculptures and artwork, often inspired by water towers. This particular piece ‘Agent Water […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?

After All This Time the Elizabeth River Flowed

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I looked out across the river today I saw a city in the fog and an old church tower Where the seagulls play. And all this time, the river flowed endlessly to the sea. Come with me on an epic journey from the World’s Tallest Water Sphere to the sea. For millenia, the site of […]

Graham Gudgin’s Tuppence Worth

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Reader Graham Gudgin shares his tuppence worth about the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in his blog An Englishman in New Jersey. He artfully compares and contrast the WTWS to another famous tower, The Monument of London. His insight is keen, and his writing is quite engaging. Throughout his blog are interesting anecdotes comparing life in […]

Connections

Friday, February 20th, 2009

As many readers of this site are aware, the World’s Tallest Water Sphere connects us through time and space. We are all connected to its past, evidenced in our relationships to the histories of the WTWS shared earlier on this site. We are also connected to its future, envisioning what will be, and molding and […]

The Tower Watches All

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Reader Nina Dennis submits this beautiful view of Union’s wonder of the world from her neighborhood. Nina says, “I thought I would send you photos of the World’s Tallest Watersphere as seen from my house. I can see it clearly from my sunporch in the winter when the leaves are off the trees.” It’s a […]

Another Fine Star Ledger Article on the WTWS

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Star Ledger has another fine newspaper article on the World’s Tallest Water Sphere by Kelly Heyboer in her Jersey Blogs column. She interviews site owner and museum curator Dan Becker on the philosophical meaning of the WTWS, it’s role in society, and the incredible tallness of being. Click on the blog header to read […]

Star Ledger Live Visits the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Today the Star Ledger Live reporter Brian Donohue covers the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, this web site, and the WTWS Museum: Ledger Live: The World’s Tallest Water Sphere Click to¬† watch Ledger Live episode on YouTube

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere Chases a Car

Monday, December 1st, 2008

This exciting video is frightening to watch. Here automobile driver Paulo Ordoveza traveling through Union has videoed the World’s Tallest Water Sphere chasing a car. It is tough to see, but through the rain and the trees you see the WTWS moving along the road side and matching the speed of the traveling automobile. Several […]

NEWS: Construction on the WTWS?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Brian Donohue reports (2008-11-10): “Through the fog, I noticed something new protruding from the top of the WTWS. Right out of the sphere. I think they may be putting antennae right on the top of the thing now. Tough to see through the fog. I will be back there this weekend and will try to […]

Coming Soon to (Google) Earth Near You

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

In case you have never seen Google Earth, or have not run it in a while, be aware that this wonderful map / visualization / virtual travel program has become populated rapidly by the user community with three-dimensional models of famous structures. In other words, not only can you zoom around the country, viewing maps […]

Modeling the WTWS

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Walther’s Model Railroad company has just made it easier for those of you wanting to model the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Using their Modern Water Tower Kit, one can model an N scale (1/160 scale) water tower. Of course to use the model to approximate the height of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere one must […]