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Eber's Water Towers: Italy

by Eber Ohlsson

No 6/2021

No 5/2018

No 1/2015

No 1/2013

No 5/2011

No 6/2009

No 4/2008

No 4/2007

No 6/2006

No 4/2005

Cirkulation 6/2021

A free translation to English:

A water tower is assumed to supply drinking water to the subscribers, but there are exceptions to this rule, although it is very unusual. In the Italian city of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea is in the harbor an Art Nouveau building from 1913, which was formerly a fish market. The building's tower, which gives the impression of being a bell tower, however, is a water tower.

The reservoir contained salt water, which was delivered to the market fishmongers, so they could keep their merchandise fresh. Now is the fish market gone and the building is partly an aquarium since 1933 and also an exhibition hall.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia > Trieste

Cirkulation 5/2018

A free translation to English:

Angiolo Mazzoni, who was an engineer and architect of the National Post Office and the National Railways in Italy during the fascist period, designed two holiday camps, one for post and one for railway-employees' children. The modernistic establishments, with a water tower in futuristic architecture, were completed in 1931. They are located in the seaside resort Calambrone at the Pisa-coast, north of Livorno.

The tower was a precursor to the water towers, which he later designed at Stazione Termini in Rome The holiday camps that was called Colonia Rosa Maltoni Mussolini after Benito Mussolini's mother, is now privatized and modernized.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Toscana > Calambrone

Cirkulation 1/2015

A free translation to English:

Who gets the most attention? In a modern world, there is always signals that demands your attention. This can apply to commercial activities, such as the furniture store at the picture, with Swedish roots and with their colors manifests precisely this origin.

It can also apply to an activity such as water supply, as the water tower at the picture on the outskirts of Rimini, Italy. With its painted checkerboard pattern and its height, the tower catches the eye. It will perhaps be an equable battle in attention. Financially, the store will however probably get more benefit of your attention than what the Rimini water companies Amir get.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Emilia-Romagna > Rimini

Cirkulation 1/2013

A free translation to English:

When we today look at Austria and Hungary on the map, we see landlocked countries. But that was not the case a century ago. At that time the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary had both coasts and ports on the Adriatic. The Habsburg Empire large export and import port was the city of Trieste.

That is one of the reasons why you today in Trieste harbor find many beautiful, more than 100 years old port warehouses and one old water tower, all reminiscent of the empire's heyday. The cosmopolitan city, which in more than 500 years belonged to Austria, came after World War I to be part of Italy and serve a reduced area.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia > Trieste

Cirkulation 5/2011

A free translation to English:

Po Valley is a fertile region and Italy's main industrial centers. On the plain meanders the Po river, the country's longest river and alongside the river, twenty km from Parma, is the city Casalmaggiore situated beneath an embankment to protect against river flooding.

In the city center was built during the fascist period a water tower, "Torre Littoria", a name manifesting the then political regime. The architecture is typical of the contemporary public buildings. The square tower, which was completed in 1936, has side length 9 m and a height of 40 m. Today, the tower has only a mobile phone mast function.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotto: Lombardia > Casalmaggiore

Cirkulation 6/2009

A free translation to English:

There are water towers that fulfil its function, without to get any attention - so far they supply good water with an adequate pressure. Such a water tower is there in the Italian city Pisa, there however this water tower broke the anonymity by wearing the arms of the city.

In the same city is there an another tower that not supplies the citizens with water, and moreover leans because it is insufficiently piled in a ground consist of sand, clay, gravel and under that blue clay. In other words a tower that not has been as it was planned. But this tower got more attention. There is no gratitude in this world.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Toscana > Pisa

Cirkulation 4/2008

A free translation to English:

Stazione Termini, Rome Central Station, is named after one of the Roman large baths, Diocletianus thermae, there baths was going on in alternating warm and cold water. On the opposite part of the station area is there two flank water towers that ought to have delivered cold water to the locomotives, water that thereafter was heated.

The water towers are drawn by chief engineer and chief architect Angiolo Mazzoni that was inspired by the Constructivist architecture style. The towers as well as the renewal of the station were a work on the eve of the great World Exhibition 1942 in Rome, an event that however comes to nothing.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Lazio > Roma, Termini

Cirkulation 4/2007

A free translation to English:

In The Eternal City Rome, the old and the new are mixed. At Porta Maggiore there are many old aqueducts, but even a 70 year old water tower. The tower has inscriptions above a temple gable. Uppermost the acronym SPQR, Senatus Populusque Romanus (The Senate and the Roman people) used under the Roman Empire as well as in modern time.

Under the SPQR there is an asymmetric time denunciation; 1934 in Latin letters, as well as a vacant space. The year of the vacant space, EF XIII, is able to get with help of the wall ties. EF stands for the Fascists Time, Era Fascista, that started 28/10 1922. Everything do not last for ever.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Lazio > Roma

Cirkulation 6/2006

A free translation to English:

Agro Pontino is a region south of Rome that under the antique was an important agricultural district, but as later was changed to a swamp. Under 1920/1930-ies the area was drain of and restored to fertile ground. There became even new towns, as the 1935 founded Pontinia; there the water tower was one of the first buildings.

The town and the tower is works by the architect Oriolo Frezzotti and the engineer Alfredo Pappalardo. The nearly 29 m high tower in concrete has a reservoir on 180 m³, and a front there bricks put in layers with travertine. On three pedestals on the base of the tower should it stand statues, a project that however not comes off.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Lazio > Pontinia

Cirkulation 4/2005

A free translation to English:

An ideal tower founded 1593, with a water tower in Art Nouveau from 1914-15 situated northwest Trieste in Italy. That is the tower of Palmanova; once time founded as a Venice frontier stronghold and built as what they at that time thought was a Roman ideal plan.

In the renaissance nine-sided town the streets converge radial some blocks from the hexagonal squire. It is described in the most textbooks in town geography or town planning. In the end of one of the radial streets a concrete water tower is standing, planned by engineer Schiavi. The tower, with a reservoir on 250 m³, was out of duty in the 1990s.

See Also:   Torri dell'acquedotti: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia > Palmanova

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