Thursday, November 12, 2009

Au revoir: Water Tower to be Dismantled

According to Garwood's forum at the Water Tower on North Avenue will be taken down (weather-permitting) Thursday.

The Water Tower that 365 compared (rightly or wrongly) to the Eiffel Tower is not an official landmark and according to a poll on this site, is not loved by many.

According to the forum the tower will be dismantled piece by piece.

Sad to see it go?


  1. Ode to a Garwood water tower:

    The steel beast built tall and strong, a service to the industry it once belonged.
    The safety of the workers so they won’t be wronged, was the Garwood water tower.

    One hundred years ago it was raised from the surface to stand watch. Yet stayed on beyond the life of the plant it looked after. It lived there with no apparent purpose ‘cept to be a structure that we all came to know and yet not really acknowledge what it accomplished in the past. The plant and tower now sleep together.

    It was a symbol of America’s might. With products made and always right.
    Stood tall thru day and night, within the sight of all residents below. It was the Garwood Water Tower.

    There comes a time, when we stop looking back, the cherished thoughts still within our minds. Yet the march of time always changes things, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but change we must call progress, none the less. The proud strength that once was will never be. Piece by piece, it returns to earth. We must say goodbye to a friend we never really knew, but was always quietly there.

    We must say good bye.