Archive for the 'Experiences' Category

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 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 If the embedded video does not show, here is a link to the Ledger Live story and a link to a Blip TV version.

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 […]

Despite crowds, beauty

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

As we all know, the world is becoming a more crowded place. New Jersey is the most crowded state in the U.S. with the highest population density. So despite all the jokes, it appears people love and really want to live in New Jersey. What is interesting is that New Jersey has some really dense […]

The Gates of Insanity

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

This most unusual doorway leads to places that few people have seen. Although it looks like an ordinary maintenance passage to the interior of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, it is rumored that few of the people who have entered here have returned with their sanity. This photo shows the pale blue color of the […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere Named Best Date Spot

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Strange but true. The LoveLine Radio Show has named Union’s WTWS one of its best date spots. See the article in the archives section of Best Date Spots. “What could be cool or date-worthy about a water sphere? Well, for starters, you won’t find another larger one anywhere in the world. If that alone doesn’t […]

Welcome to 2007

Monday, January 1st, 2007

The years come and go, but since 1964 Union, New Jersey has the world’s record for the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Here’s a photo of an old sign near the base of the water sphere. I believe this sign once said “Elizabethtown Gas” with a graphic outline of the water pump design used by company […]

WTWS 2006 Year End Wrap Up

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Here’s a close-up shot of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere from the end of the year in 2006. This was a great year for the site with many user emails, stories, and lots of wonderful photos and artwork. We hope you keep contributing and writing in the future. This photo was taken midday on a […]