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The rooftop water tower is one of the most iconic Brooklyn landmarks out there. I mean, it was even co-opted by Brooklyn Industries and everything! But, in our opinion, an even better Brooklyn landmark is the laundry smokestack. You can find them all over Brooklyn (Forgotten New York has a great round-up here), but the one we've long admired is the Cascade Laundry tower in Bed-Stuy on the corner of Myrtle and Marcy. The lettering is clear and the design on top adds an appreciated decorative note to such a functional structure.