A few weeks have passed since my last blog. The year has a lot to offer. In addition to Brazil, this year there is a project in the USA, more precisely in New Jersey. I took the opportunity to roam New York for two weekends. Enough material for a New York Trilogy.

When you walk through New York, you immediately notice them: the water tanks on the roofs of the houses. Like some of the apartment buildings, they seem to have fallen out of time: Since the natural water pressure in New York is too low to transport the water to higher floors, the inventive New York people have built water tanks on the roofs. into which the water is transported by means of electric pumps. From the tanks, it is then distributed throughout the building. The fire brigade can also make use of this water. In fact, that was the main reason for the construction of these tanks. At the end of the 19th century, the city obliged homeowners to quickly provide the fire brigade with large quantities of water. The construction of such water tanks was mandatory until 1965.

A typical tank is around four meters high, measures four and a half meters in diameter and contains almost 40,000 liters. The tanks are often made of wood.

If I can make it there
I’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you
New York, New York

From the song *New York, New York“ 1977 written by John Kander and Fred Ebb