Archive for October, 2005

Where Were You in 1929?

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Little did they know in 1929 that Union Center in 35 years would soon be a prime viewing spot for the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Why in those days Union was a simple suburb of Elizabeth. Through careful money management, an attractive mix of business and residential planning, and an impressive ad campaign “What Helps […]

The History of the Water Sphere

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Union Township is the shining star of Union County, bordering the premier New Jersey communities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Springfield, Kenilworth, Roselle Park, Irvington, Maplewood, and Millburn. With over 54,000 residents, 260 miles of municipal roads and sanitary sewers, 80 miles of storm sewers, and hundreds of catch basins, Union leads New Jersey as an ideal […]

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 […]

Newark Star Ledger Report

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Robert Misseck, reporter for the Newark Star Ledger has alerted me to his 2003/09/05 article containing these facts: a 216 foot tower in Edmund Oklahoma is taller and holds more water, but technically that design is a water spheroid. Union’s Water Sphere is still the tallest true water sphere. Chicago Bridge and Iron also has […]

Facts About the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Erin Reilly, Corporate Communication / Government Affairs Representative of the Elizabethtown Water Company has sent me the following fun Union Water Sphere facts: 212 feet tall holds 250,000 gallons of well water built in 1964 by Chicago Bridge and Iron Industries last painted in 1994. 20 year paint life-expectancy drained and inspected every other year

Welcome to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

This site contains facts, information, and modelling hints for the World’s Tallest Water Sphere located in Union, New Jersey. Centered at the crossroads of the Garden State Parkway (exit 139), Interstate Route 78, U.S. Routes 22 and 124, and Morris Avenue (State Route 82), millions of motorists view this giant blue water tower each year. […]

Hello world!

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Welcome the premiere site about the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in Union, New Jersey, U.S.A.