This water tower was built in the 20's to serve the water needs of Coral Gables. No metal sphere in the sky for our city, it must have some pizazz. Most of my life it was just an unused ornament. But the upkeep has proven to be expensive. It's one more icon that we plan to keep. A few minutes after I took the next picture, the descending sun was casting a wash of gold on the tower.