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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Water tanks in Skyscrapers

A water tank in the upper floors of a skyscraper is a good idea for embettering the water supply of a skyscraper and as an emergency water reservoir for fire extinguishing.
But as I know not all skyscrapers have such tanks in the upper floors. Is it correct, that WTC 1 and WTC 2 did not have a water tank in the upper floors? What is the matter at other famous skyscrapers like Empire State Building, Sears Tower, Messeturm Frankfurt, Palace of Culture Warsaw and the 7 Sisters in Moscow?
Do these skyscrapers have water tanks in the upper floors? If yes, how large are they?

Will Burj Dubai get water tanks in its upmost floors ( would be very sensible).
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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In Hong Kong, many residentials have water tanks at the top of buildings so there is enough pressure to feed the residents below. They tend to be large bulky 'heads' that are covered up at the tops of buildings like a square crown.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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How do tanks behave dynamically on top of a skyscraper? Would they help to counteract the swinging or go in resonance?
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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hum!! interesting. I had no idea of these tanks.
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