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Morning View - Water Tanks

Every New York City building over 80 feet tall must have its own water tank to meet fire codes, a regulation that goes back to the 1880s. Most tanks are made of cedar, which resists freezing better than metal tanks. While some find the tanks unsightly and most newer buildings hide them, count me among those who consider the tanks an iconic part the city skyline.

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