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Asia Paints their Storage Tanks

Asia is already known for their painted manhole covers, but did you know that they also paint their storage tanks? The countryside is dotted with storage tanks and artists have been transforming generic tanks into pieces of art:

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The Leaning Tower of… Niles?

The Leaning Tower of Niles was built in 1934 for a recreational centre, used to catch water for a swimming pool. It was designed as an exact half-size replica of the original Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Boston Molasses Escaped from a Storage Tank, Travels at 35 mph

In 1919, a large molasses storage tank burst in the city of Boston, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), dubbed the Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood. The event has entered local folklore, with residents claiming that the area still smells of molasses on hot summer days. This inspired a 2004 study entitled, “Will Humans Swim Faster or Slower in Syrup”, by University of Minnesota engineers Brian Gettelfinger and Edward Cussler. Next time you call someone slow as molasses, remember that molasses travels at 35 mph and can be deadly. 

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The Corn is as High as a… Cloud in the Sky!

This storage tank is a functioning water tower, constructed in 1931 in Minnesota.

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Storage Tank Artistry

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TNphoto Tatsuya Nakagawa
Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings, cold weather tank coating applications, and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.