Archive for the 'Experiences' Category

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 […]

Steven Scharff Memories

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Steven F. Scharff of Henderson, Nevada writes: As a former resident of both Hillside and Union, I recall the many times I have craned my neck as a child as our family drove past the Water Sphere, and how it was a welcome site when I travelled back to Union while on vacation. Many referred […]

More David Wuethrich Artwork

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Here is more cassette box artwork from David Wuethrich. This artwork originates from about the late 1990s when the miniatures game Blood Bowl was popular. Blood Bowl is a fantasy football game with elves, dwarves, orcs, and humans bashing and killing each other while trying to score points. As you see, the various water spheres […]

More David Kessler Artwork

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Artist and filmmaker David Kessler, Union High class of 1993, shares more of his fantastic photos and artwork. The image is of a ceramic tile that David painted with acrylics, created in 2002. This image was used for an album cover for a band in Philadelphia where David currently resides. David’s imagination brings to light […]

David Kessler Artwork

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Artist and filmmaker David Kessler, Union High class of 1993, writes to share some of his fantastic photos and artwork. The image is of a ceramic tile that David painted with acrylics, created in 2002. He says, Admittedly, the World’s Tallest Water Sphere is not always a positive symbol for me. Union was not always […]

Paulo Ordoveza Photographs

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Here’s a man you cannot help but admire. Paulo writes that his girlfriend is a proud Union County native, they have visited Kawameeh Park near the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, and they have some of the most stunning and beautiful photos of the WTWS on their Flikr site. Paulo says, “I remember reading with much […]

We Called and You Answered – The Characters

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

More art of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

More cassette tape artwork from Union artist David Wuethrich, UHS class of 1980. The artwork is undated but probably from 1989 the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This wonderful piece shows the Union World’s Tallest Water Sphere imagined in the city of Berlin at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Note how […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere Artwork

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Many people have treated the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in photography, film, or painting. Today we honor those artists who view the tower and see the magnificence of its form, symbolisim, and vision. This artwork “World’s Tallest Water Sphere Reclining” was created in the 1990s for a cassette cover by David Wuethrich, resident of Union. […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere site helping millions this Holiday Season

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

It is well known that this World’s Tallest Water Sphere site has helped millions of readers by providing timely information and photographs of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. We recently received another affirmation of this fact from Kristen, the Marketing Directory at the impressively named BrainDex company. She says “Hi, I’m impressed with your professional […]

Memories of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere – Good Times

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Another memory from Tom Gilleece, Union High Class of 1980: “I remember playing with my cousin and our friends near the base of the “lollipop” as we sometimes called it. We would imagine it was an alien spaceship ala “War of the Worlds,” or it would be designated home-base (pretty easy to find) in any […]

Memories of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere – Tragedy

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

The following story submitted by Tom Gilleece, Union High School class of 1980: “Dave M., Tommy D. and I were driving along Route 22 and we saw a huge rig suddenly veer off and crash through the guard rail and plummet into the darkness surrounding the tower. We pulled onto the shoulder and quickly scrambled […]

Reader Sighting

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Here is an aerial photo of the Union, New Jersey area looking west from a Continental Boeing 737 landing at Newark Liberty airport on 2004/12/27. The Union World’s Tallest Watersphere, now painted nearly-white, is on the right beneath the wing. The Kenilworth tower is on the left on a small hillock. On the western horizon […]

Mayor Goodkin Explains

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Max Burbank, stepson of former Union Mayor Dr. Edward Goodkin, describes the Union Water Sphere as a haunting, omnipresent eye and sends the following anecdote: My stepfather insisted the reason for the size of the Water Sphere was that all residents of Union Township tended to flush their toilets during prime time commercial breaks, and […]