The now empty and abandoned water towers presented here are part of a selection of photographs gathered by James Young, a final year architecture student, as part of a research project. With the help of the MacCarthy Memorial Scholarship from the School of Architecture at UCD, he has compiled a list of about 200 towers, with nearly thirty visited and photographed. Like other architectural building types that have been abandoned, what can architects do with water towers such as these? If no longer in use, what can be done to take advantage of these stand along structures? Let us know what you think. More images after the break.
After working on this project for about 10 months and after his exhibition went up in UCD early this month, James hopes to publish his work someday and is currently seeking further funding. For more information on this research project, you are welcome to visit his website.