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6) Water Towers
Brooklyn is not the vertical sprawl of Manhattan, it stretches out horizontally, splaying out gently to the coast line. What this means is that we get a lot of roof views. And one of the most recognizable objects springing up from roof tops is the humble water tower. The typical NYC water tower is a Platonic design ideal, spare and functional, yet interesting to look at and immediately recognizable for being what it is. So, we love them, these water towers. They are Brooklyn.