Union, New Jersey: World's Tallest WatersphereAn old claim to fame about a distinct form of bulb-topped water tower. The sign that once proudly proclaimed its stature has disappeared. Now bristling with cell tower equipment; maybe it doesn't even hold water any more.
Visitor Tips and News About World's Tallest Watersphere
I grew up in Union, and we've always just known the World's Tallest Watersphere was there. It wasn't until I was about 17 that I found out it's actually in the Guinness Book of World Records. It's repainted about every 2 years, and right on the side says "World's Tallest Watersphere." It really is cool to see, but do not try to stop on the Garden State Parkway to get a look or take pictures -- it's actually at the junction of two major highways and traffic there is very dangerous.[Kryss Brotman, 08/13/2006]
Just off the Garden State Parkway's northbound lanes around exit 139, stands "The World's Tallest Watersphere." Always marveled at it as a kid, and there's a big viewable-from-the-highway sign commemorating it, too. Of course, the Parkway at that point is about 30 feet higher than ground level, so to truly appreciate the tower's scope, get off the highway, pull over, and stare up.[David Wertheimer, 01/10/1997]