Midtown Water Tower

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wareagle044
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What's the final product supposed to look like? What's with the bowl shape ?
nought
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I believe that's the bottom of the tank that will be on top. They are building it on the bottom and will raise it later.

The Infomaniacs on WTAW called it the "collar of shame" the other day. I just about spit out my coffee in the truck!
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Rapier108
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wareagle044 said:

What's the final product supposed to look like? What's with the bowl shape ?
IIRC, they said it is supposed to be similar to the one at Holleman & Texas.
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AggiePhil
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Progress hasn't stalled at all. I see them working on it every day.
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Hey when you live in the Aggiedome you gotta build big funnels to catch the water
wareagle044
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TexAg1987 said:


Learn something new every day.
happyinBCS
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Looks like they are waiting on the painters the build crew has been gone for about a week
meezermom
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What are the odds we can get them to paint it to look like the sky so it blends in a bit, kind of like the ones in Katy?! Or maybe we could have some kind of contest to come up with an interesting paint job.
waterchick
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I'll pass that along meezermom! That ship may have sailed, though.

Edit: here is a link to a short, informative video about water towers. https://vimeopro.com/texasawwa/watergeek/video/260155331
happyinBCS
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back in the day when the dirty sock was thriving just think what they could have painted on it
Tim Weaver
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Looks like Bezos' rocket upside down.
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I am beginning to feel that it's just gonna be an above the ground "stock pond" that only collects the rain water that seeps in from the Aggie Dome.
happyinBCS
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So where are the painters ? I assume you are in the know
meezermom
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waterchick said:

I'll pass that along meezermom! That ship may have sailed, though.

Edit: here is a link to a short, informative video about water towers. https://vimeopro.com/texasawwa/watergeek/video/260155331
Thanks, Waterchick - considering the fact that my pool deck has a beautiful view of the thing, I'd love for it to be as ... pretty ... as possible!
waterchick
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I'm not entirely in the know so I don't have exact details on schedule. Somewhat delayed due to rain this summer (though the spigot seems to have turned off...) but painting soon.

Meezermom - perhaps you could host a watch party when the bowl is being raised. I'm told it takes a LONG time for the bowl-raising to be complete which is why the time-lapse videos are popular.

I don't remember this much interest when the Park Place tower went up, but then again social media didn't exist and that one is sort of tucked away vs. being on a major highway.
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A&M painted their tower off University sky blue and I always thought cloud Grey would have been a better camouflage.
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Vulcan
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Wonder if it will have a Cougar paw for CSHS? Tower by Holleman has a tiger paw
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Since it is on the East side of 6, it will have to be a Tiger paw. Lol
Langenator
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If you're not someone who studies big cats for a living, can you even tell a cougar paw from a tiger paw (or in this case, a super scaled up house cat paw)?

The Cougar paw would be on the Tower Point, uh, tower, most appropriately.
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Langenator said:

If you're not someone who studies big cats for a living, can you even tell a cougar paw from a tiger paw (or in this case, a super scaled up house cat paw)?

The Cougar paw would be on the Tower Point, uh, tower, most appropriately.


Tigers are maroon and cougars are purple. Duh.
wareagle044
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Vulcan said:

Wonder if it will have a Cougar paw for CSHS? Tower by Holleman has a tiger paw

I wonder why the one in Tower Point doesnt have a cougar paw....how long before they build a high school on the east side of the bypass? Or will be see one in Wellborn before that? Pebble Creek to Consol is probably not a fun commute.
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Should be a Tiger Paw, it's EAST SIDE yo. Plus we run this town anyway, wink.
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curry97 said:

Since it is on the East side of 6, it will have to be a Tiger paw. Lol
Until the next school zone change.
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Vulcan
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Would also need to add a Timberwolf paw for College View HS
waterchick
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Funny story...when AMCHS was changing its logo to the tiger head I seem to recall discussions of changing the paw to the tiger head the next time the tower was repainted (maybe it was both towers, I'm drawing on memories from well over 10 years ago). When the details of the tiger head (whiskers, fur, contrasting colors, etc.) and the amount of time it would take to get it looking right were considered, it was decided that the paw would work just fine after all.

If we keep paws on the water towers then continuing generations of kids can excitedly point out "it's a clue! it's a clue!"
waterchick
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Great question. The one in Tower Point doesn't have a cougar paw because it predates College Station High School by a long time. Water Services identifies it as "Greens Prairie Elevated Storage Tank" because "back in the day" that stretch of road was called Greens Prairie before it was renamed to William D. Fitch Parkway.

Another trivia point: the "bowl" portion at the top of that tower holds two million gallons of water when full. There isn't any water in the column portion. The bowl of the Park Place tower (behind the Texas Avenue HEB) holds three million gallons when full.
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waterchick said:

Funny story...when AMCHS was changing its logo to the tiger head I seem to recall discussions of changing the paw to the tiger head the next time the tower was repainted (maybe it was both towers, I'm drawing on memories from well over 10 years ago). When the details of the tiger head (whiskers, fur, contrasting colors, etc.) and the amount of time it would take to get it looking right were considered, it was decided that the paw would work just fine after all.

If we keep paws on the water towers then continuing generations of kids can excitedly point out "it's a clue! it's a clue!"
Is blue's clues even still on TV?
it was in its heyday when my kids were the age it targeted. But today's kids may not know what it is.
aggiepaintrain
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We used to call it the "Clue tower" when my son was little. It was/is blue
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aggiepaintrain said:

We used to call it the "Clue tower" when my son was little. It was/is blue

YES! Whenever we drove down Texas my daughter would say "Daddy - a clue a clue!"
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I think it's Blue's Room now
AggiePhil
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How many gallons will this one hold?
waterchick
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Great question! 3 million gallons.

https://blog.cstx.gov/2020/12/09/whats-the-tall-candy-cane-thing-on-highway-6/
happyinBCS
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I remember well when the first one was built, I am always happy to see continued growth, maybe you could paint my call sign on it happyinbcs
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