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Detroit Zoo Unveils New Water Tower Design

A project more than two years in the making is on its way to being completed at the Detroit Zoo as the new designs and branding for its iconic water tower have been revealed.


NJ Water Tower Undergoes Painting Project

Officials in New Jersey recently announced that the town of Seaside Park has begun a project to repaint and improve a water tank in the northern portion of the town.


Developer Leaves NJ Wind Farm Project

Danish energy developer Ørsted has announced that it is pulling out of its billion-dollar project to build wind turbines off the coast of New Jersey just a few weeks after construction began...


Gordie Howe Bridge Towers Near Completion

Construction of the towers on the Gordie Howe International Bridge between the U.S. and Canada is reportedly approaching completion, as the last concrete pour for the sloped architectural he...


IL Water Tank Scheduled for Repairs

The City of Rochelle, Illinois, is reportedly planning to repaint and perform maintenance on a large water tower near an overpass next year.


NY Water Tower Repairs Delayed

The completion of repairs to a water tower in Elmont, New York, have reportedly been pushed back to November, as the surrounding community waits for the town’s name to be painted on the stru...


Painting Mistake Fixed on WI Water Tower

A water tower in Muscoda, Wisconsin, is reportedly being repainted after an initial job was done incorrectly, leaving one letter tilted off-angle in comparison to the rest of the village’s n...


NY 'Hamburger' Water Tower Under Evaluation

According to reports, town board members in Hamburg, New York have recently authorized Hamburg’s engineer to contract with a firm for the evaluation of their water tower.


MD Residents Sue Over Lead Paint Chips

Property owners in Woodberry, Baltimore, have filed a class-action lawsuit against local television stations after lead paint chips began to fall from one of their broadcast towers.


Fundraising Relaunched for Hamburg Water Tower

After a two-year break, a fundraising campaign to paint a water tower in Hamburg, New York, as a hamburger has returned.


Water Tower Getting New Candy-Themed Design

A water tower in Bryan, Ohio, is getting a “sweet” new design featuring large painted lollipops thanks to Spangler Candy Company.


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


Lead Paint Flakes Found in MD Neighborhoods

Last week, residents in Woodberry, Maryland, voiced concerns after finding red paint flakes that seemed to have come from work being performed on the nearby television tower which gives the ...


Mural Artist Rescued from FL Water Tower

Last week, first responders in Dunedin, Florida, rescued a mural artist from the water tower he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


Repainting Begins on FL Beach Ball Water Tower

Repainting work has begun on an iconic water tower painted to resemble a beach ball in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


Gordie Howe Towers Entering Next Stage

Officials for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project recently announced that the bridge’s tower legs, or lower pylon, are at their full height, and the team is working to connect the p...


Artist Documents Camouflaged Cell Towers

Award-winning photographer Annette LeMay Burke has recently published a collection of photographed cell towers throughout the American west that have been designed to blend in with their sur...


Towers Complete for Longest Suspension Bridge

Construction of the two 318-meter-high towers for Turkey’s 1915 Canakkale Bridge, set to be the longest suspension bridge in the world, is now complete, according to reports.


Architect Wins Design Contest with Looping Towers

With the inclusion of a running track and a pool, Milan-based architect Peter Pichler’s design for an apartment complex in the Netherlands will act as both a hub for health and social activi...


Downtown Seattle to Get Residential Tower

A new residential tower will be gracing downtown Seattle’s skyline.


Throwing Shade: Boston Mayor Pushes for New Tower

Officials in Boston have begun pushing for the construction of a proposed 775-foot tower in Winthrop Square. Their opposition? The state’s shade laws.


Painter Injured in 40-Ft. Water Tower Fall

Federal safety officials are investigating an accident outside Pittsburgh in which a scaffolding failure caused a painter to fall inside a water tower Monday (Nov. 14).


2 Painters Rescued from MI Water Tower

State investigators are looking into what happened to cause two painters to fall into a Michigan water tower Friday (Nov. 4).


Officials Investigate Partial Tower Collapse

Inspectors are working to determine what caused the top of a water tower in New Jersey to collapse late last week.


Painter Hurt in MD Tower Fall

A painter on a Maryland water tower job fell inside the structure Monday, sustaining injuries. Reports identify the painter as Roque Jose Castro, 31. He was working on an interior and exteri...


NJ Architect Killed in Fall

Federal and local authorities are investigating the falling death of a New Jersey architect in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday (Sept. 15) afternoon.


Firm Seeks Coatings Assist on New Tech

A robotics startup is looking for a coatings industry partner to put its system to the test in a project conducive to automation.


Water Tower Fall Nets $180K in Fines

After a painter fell 70 feet in June inside the Wisconsin water tower he was cleaning, the federal agency that is charged with ensuring worker health and safety said they knew something was ...


SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...


XL Sprayer Sized for XL Projects

MINNEAPOLIS—Graco has introduced a sprayer with its largest air motor yet, for high-volume application of protective coatings to bridges, ships, water towers and other major projects.


Painter Killed in Fall from Water Tower

DAMIANSVILLE, IL—A 31-year-old painter has died after falling 100 feet from the top of a water tower about 30 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO.


Tower Lets There Be Light Down Below

A global architecture firm has unveiled a design concept to help solve a dark problem in London.


Tower Painter's Death Draws $115K Fine

A communication tower company faces $114,800 in penalties after a painter fell to his death—a fatality that could have been prevented if the company had provided adequate fall protection, fe...


Water Tower Painters Killed in Fall

Two painters who reportedly were not wearing harnesses perished in a 100-foot fall when their scaffolding failed on a water tower project in Ohio, the Butler County Sheriff's office said.


Water Tower Gets Townhouse Touch

When a 70-year-old water tower in Belgium reached the end of its service life, it didn't get the typical blast-repair-repaint treatment that keeps a structure going a bit longer.


Officials Cry Fowl on Painting Holdup

If only industrial scaffolding didn’t look so cozy and inviting—a place to curl up and call home. But apparently, it does—at least, if you’re a raven—and now, the town of Fair Lawn, NJ, will...


Collapse Proves a Demolition Don’t

Smart people learn from their mistakes. Really smart people learn from other peoples' mistakes. Take, for example, the unidentified farmer who recently decided to have a buddy capture his ne...


Man v. Silo in DIY Don’t

“Don’t try this at home” proved more of a challenge than a warning to an unidentified farmer who decided to go mano a mano in taking down a large concrete silo.


EPA Fines DOE over Nuke Site Asbestos

The Department of Energy is facing a $115,000 fine for its contractor's alleged mishandling of asbestos debris at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.


Bids Sought for Water Tower Painting

The City of Winter Haven, FL, is seeking proposals from contractors to clean, blast and recoat a 150,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Contractor Invited to Make a Splash

Collier County, FL, is seeking an SSPC-QP 1 certified contractor to paint and renovate a water slide at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park in Naples, FL.


Bids Sought for Ballpark Water Tower

The City of Round Rock, TX, is seeking engineering services for the construction of a replica water tower at Dell Diamond ballpark.


Boston Seeks Bids for Tower Restoration

The City of Boston is seeking bids until Feb. 7 for the restoration of the Fort Hill Tower, a historic standpipe, located in the Roxbury neighborhood.


 
 
   

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