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Striking Concrete Water Tower Updates Industrial Architecture

Although somewhat popular as converted homes, most water towers are not the most architecturally exciting structures. Here to change that is Belgian firm V+, who has just completed a monument-like water tower for an industrial park in Belgium. Raised on angled concrete columns, the 164-foot-tall structure features a circular tank covered in metal mesh, allowing the tower to be a soaring lantern of sorts when lit up at night.

A few early conceptual sketches obtained by Dezeen show that the architects fully intended to chase the unconventional. Though the final result isn't a castle water tower, it's no doubt a new local landmark. Intrigued by unusual water towers? So was one photographer.

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