Water tower apartment in Essen, Germany.Water tower apartment in Essen, Germany.Photo: Lars Tunbjork for The New York Times

Water towers

The NY Times describes this picaresque water tower home:

A decade ago, the architects Arnim Koch and Michael Dahms were working on a project for the municipal utility of Essen, Germany, when they became enamored with an obsolete 1905 water tower. The pair designed eight floors into the tower’s base, which are now home to two rental apartments, a real estate agency and a communications business.

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