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The leading trade paper in Sweden VA-tidskriften Cirkulation has a series about water towers under the headline Ebers vattentorn (Eber's Water Towers). Here are the same pictures and texts (translated) of interesting water towers in the world except Scania and Sweden, as in the journal.

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Eber's Water Towers 2020

by Eber Ohlsson

Cirkulation 1/2020

A free translation to English:

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret was born in 1887 in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. He became a self-taught architect, who in 1916 moved to Paris. The following year he was commissioned by a friend who owned the castle Château Chavat on the river Garonne to draw a water tower for the castle's water supply in the town of Podensac, 3 km south of Bordeaux.

It became a 25 m high tower, which under the 80 m³ reservoir was given a room with high French windows. The water tower was taken out of operation in 1940, but still stands today, now adjacent to a larger and higher municipal water tower. Charles-Edouard is more known by the artist name Le Corbusier.

See Also:   Châteaux d'eau: Région Hauts-de-France
> Saint-Laurent-Blangy

Cirkulation 2/2020

A free translation to English:

Of the water's three phases, it is the liquid phase that applies to water towers. The risk for that the water shall transform into the solid phase, ice, is only possible if the temperature goes below zero degrees Celsius, and water flux is small. By contrast, the third phase, steam, ought to do not occur under normal natural conditions.

On cold summer nights, steam comes from the spout of the water tower in the Swedish town of Lindstrom in Minnesota in the United States, a tower which was in operation from 1902 to 1990. However, it is a conscious created steam because the water tower is shaped like a teapot with handle and spout.

See Also:   Water Towers: Minnesota > Lindstrom

Cirkulation 3/2020

A free translation to English:

The railway water tower in the Westphalian city of Bielefeld in Germany is an iconic building for those with model trains as a hobby. The explanation is that a large manufacturer of buildings and other accessories for model railways have decided to make a model of this particular water tower.

The large tower was originally a detail-rich water tower from 1906, with brick facade and lots of windows under the spherical reservoir, a reservoir form common in the German railways. Now, the windows are bricked up and the former glory has faded. So anyone who wants to see how the tower once looked must study the model.

See Also:   Wassertürme Nordrhein-Westfalen > Bielefeld

Cirkulation 4/2020

A free translation to English:

Every era has its architectural style and significant for the interwar period is the art deco style. It's also a style that the water tower in Aalsmeer has. The tower, which was built in 1926-28, stands 15 kilometers south of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, at the edge of the lake Westeinderplassen, which is an old peat cutting.

The 50-meter high water tower is the work of Hendrik Sangster, who also has designed several other water towers. The tower, with reservoirs at 520 and 480 m³, was decommissioned in 1994 and is now culturally protected and considered as one of the most beautiful water towers of the Netherlands. It is open for visits a few times a year.

See Also:   Watertorens: Noord-Holland > Aalsmeer





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