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Ypsilanti Recognized for Its "Weirdest Water Tower"

Ypsilanti Recognized for Its
Posted February 6th, 2014 @ 4:04am by Michigan Radio Network

Ypsilanti is home to one of the weirdest water towers in the world, according to technology blog "Gizmodo."

The city's Water Tower has made Gizmodo's list of weirdest water towers in the world. The blog also noted that the tower was voted the World's Most Phallic Building in 2003 by Cabinet magazine.

Reportedly, the 147 foot tall tower, which sits across from Eastern Michigan University, was built in 1889 and was used for the city's water supply and electricity generator.

The tower, designed by Architect William R. Coats, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Also on Gizmodo's list is the Corn Water Tower in Rochester, Minnesota and the Peppermint Water Tower in Shiloh, Illinois.


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