Danish Water Tower Does Triple Duty

Water Tower, Restaurant and Swimming Pool

Water Tower, Restaurant and Swimming Pool

December 1963…

A 227-foot tower not only supplies the historic city of Roskilde, near Copenhagen, with water, but contains a restaurant on top and a swimming pool at the bottom.

And Ford gets in a bit of advertising, too. The million gallon water tank, 93 feet in diameter, is held up by eight T-shaped columns, each capable of supporting 1,500 tons. The outer cylindrical wall and roof are insulated. Each night the tank is pumped full to meet the community’s next day’s water requirements.

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