• Britten Water Tower

    Image ID
    FOT840571
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    15.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    7600 x 5808 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    643 x 492 mm
    25.3 x 19.4 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Peter Bassett Britten Water Tower Texas USA tilt tilting subsiding Route 66 now off Interstate 40 I40 stock image stock photo
    Description
    This is an everyday, ordinary water tower... except for the fact that it's tilted slightly to one side. From a distance, it looks like two of the Britten USA water tower's legs are off the ground, and the other two are sinking into the soil. But collapse is not imminent! The tilting of the tower is all part of a plan to draw attention to a nearby truck stop, that went out of business years ago. "Britten" refers to Ralph Britten, the owner of the defunct truck stop, who bought the water tower, moved it here, and had it installed Pisa-style, as an attention-getter. The Britten USA leaning water tower is right next to the Interstate 40 at exit 114. This is also the spot where Route 66 breaks away from the frontage road and makes a straight shot across downtown Groom (while the interstate arches to the north, around town). I must admit, I was busy looking for the water tower, then the cross (which is off exit 112),
    Uploader
    Peter Bassett
    Contributor
    Peter Bassett
    Date Taken
    1992
    Uploaded on
    2011-04-07
    Collection
    USA, Texas
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Industrial
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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