Friday, September 7, 2012

A History of Brooklyn In 20 Objects ("Objects" Being Very Loosely Defined)

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Water tower in Greenpoint
  • Water tower in Greenpoint

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.

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Kristin Iversen

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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