The Fun Archaeology



Water Tower

A 10 pages album documenting the construction of a 1.500 cubic meters water tower in the city of Dunkerque. Build in 1911 until 1912 and inaugurated on the 18th of December 1912.A green and brown hard cover in rope binding.Back of the book with a red stamp from Gayez, photographer in Dunkerque and Malo les Bains.10 vintage black and white photography showing 10 construction steps of the water tank.A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution of potable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection. In some places, the term standpipe is used interchangeably to refer to a water tower. Water towers are strongly connected with the History of Photography since German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher have photographed hundred of them as well as dilapidated industrial architecture of Europe and North America.