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160-foot water tower sideways at Edwards Air Force Base
160-foot water tower sideways at Edwards Air Force Base

A 160-foot water tower that once served as a landmark for Edwards Air Force Base was torn down last week in favor of a new, smaller water tank, making for an arresting image on social media. Engineers and contractors gathered to watch an excavator tear down the South Base water tower, which had been used to supply water to restrooms and surrounding facilities for decades, according to information on the base website. On Monday, the U.S. Air Force tweeted a picture of the demolition, asking followers to caption the tower mid-fall. One Twitter user suggested: “Go home, water tower. You're drunk." The new 5,000-gallon potable water tank was installed in the spring, and...

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