Invercargill Water Tower, Invercargill

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  • The tower can be seen from various points of the city and is very pretty. We stopped, but no additional information about the tower or the water station. Apparently it is in full operation. Worth the stop by the photo, but it would be interesting if put informative boards.
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  • Drove past it and stopped to have a look, but there is nothing to tell you anything about it. If they are not going to re-open it, they could at least have a information board with details/history on ...  more »
  • Substantial and Historic Water Tower but not somewhere you would spend a lot of time. It dominates the sky line.  more »
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  • Drove past it and stopped to have a look, but there is nothing to tell you anything about it. If they are not going to re-open it, they could at least have a information board with details/history on the tower. So for the moment, drive past and take a picture out the window, but there is no reason to stop.
  • Great view on lnvercargill from the top.
  • Heritage building: Completed in 1889 the Invercargill Water Tower was designed by William Sharp. Built of brick the tower stands 31.5m high and is a most impressive element in the townscape. Built originally as the primary means of pressurizing the city’s water reticulation system, the Water Tower is still a working part of that system but now in a ‘back up’ role. Pumps now pressurize the reticulation by direct pumping into the mains. However, should the power supply be disrupted and the pumping cease, pressure is provided by the tower. The square base has a hexagonal shaft which in turn supports the cylindrical water tank. The original structure had a striped cupola of ogee section giving an elegant cap to the tower. Removed in 1934 because of deterioration, in 1988 it was replaced, (with the help provided by NZAS). A feature of the tower is the superb brickwork, rich in detail and ornament. This striking element in the townscape forms a landmark in the flat terrain, the more remarkable for being one of the outstanding industrial monuments of the country.
  • Nice to see and imagine how much water is inside for the whole city
  • Closed now but still looks pretty cool
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