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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #21301
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April 1, by me, from a building in Midtown (not ESB):

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This tanks on almost each roof, how do you call them in US? Are they contain reserve of water in case of fire?

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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #21302
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Not sure about the water tanks. Maybe fire suppression, maybe for boilers or radiators for heat. Good question, anyone know for sure?

As an aside, I love that pic, look at all the taxis in the lower right corner. I count 20 in just that one block. Gotta love NYC.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 05:03 PM   #21303
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Not sure about the water tanks. Maybe fire suppression, maybe for boilers or radiators for heat. Good question, anyone know for sure?

As an aside, I love that pic, look at all the taxis in the lower right corner. I count 20 in just that one block. Gotta love NYC.
water pressure...

City water pressure can go up to 5 stories... anything after that need to be pumped into those wooden tanks.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #21304
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water pressure...

City water pressure can go up to 5 stories... anything after that need to be pumped into those wooden tanks.
Well, how come Tower 1 and other giant buildings in Nyc dont have those tanks on the roofs?
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Old April 20th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #21305
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Well, how come Tower 1 and other giant buildings in Nyc dont have those tanks on the roofs?
Modern buildings typically have their water tanks in their mechanical floors or concealed just below the roofs which are typically taken up by cooling towers which needed air exchange. I am not sure, but some tall buildings have minimal buffer capacity in their mechanical floors, especially for fire-fighting requirements, with most of the water supply being met by pumps drawing from below-grade sumps.

I don't know if a lot of people recall, but in the classic movie "The Towering Inferno" (happens to be my fav skyscraper disaster movie), the fire in the building ("the tallest in the world") was doused by blowing its water tanks.

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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #21306
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Well, how come Tower 1 and other giant buildings in Nyc dont have those tanks on the roofs?


I just could imagine, WTC 1 and one of those giant wood tanks on a roof... what a sight that will be
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #21307
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I just could imagine, WTC 1 and one of those giant wood tanks on a roof... what a sight that will be
A water tank would look better on top of WTC-1 than the designed "spire" will.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #21308
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The new Goldman Sachs building has the traditional water tanks. They are just hidden behind the top of the curtain wall.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #21309
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She's sporting a sexy, silver metallic miniskirt!
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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #21310
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A water tank would look better on top of WTC-1 than the designed "spire" will.
Totally agree.
The spire and its round pedestal are the UGLIEST things imaginable to be put on top of WTC-1.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #21311
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #21312
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Love that last shot, very inspiring.

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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:39 AM   #21313
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Electrical Conduit within a Shaft of Tower 1
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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:56 AM   #21314
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Great project

I love America

Thank you very much for this update
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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:00 AM   #21315
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I've said it once and I'll say it again. The aerial shots of the WTC are by far the best
They really give off the scale of things here
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:43 AM   #21316
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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:13 AM   #21317
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I love the curtain wall in the first picture!!
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:43 PM   #21319
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i love last picture. Good view from sky
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:05 PM   #21320
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