The Cockfosters Water Tower

 The Cockfosters Water Tower is a water tower in Cockfosters Road, north London. It is known for its hyperboloid structure, which is a type of lattice that is very strong and efficient. The tower was built in 1968 to a design by the architect Edmund C. Percey of Scherrer and Hicks, and J.W.

The Cockfosters Water Tower
The Cockfosters Water Tower / Photo Philafrenzy

The tower is 104 meters tall and has a capacity of 1,130 m³ of water. It supplies water to over 30,000 homes and businesses in north London. The tower is also home to a number of mobile phone masts. The Cockfosters Water Tower is a distinctive landmark in the area and can be seen from many miles away. It is a popular spot for photography and birdwatching. The tower is also open to the public for tours on certain days of the year. In addition to its practical and aesthetic value, the Cockfosters Water Tower is also an important example of engineering innovation. The hyperboloid structure is very strong and efficient, and the tower is able to withstand high winds and earthquakes. The tower is also a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the builders who constructed it. 


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