PDA

View Full Version : 150 Foot Tall Peach discussion



SpiderX22
12-13-2008, 10:31 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24793/150-Foot-Tall-Peach.htm>150 Foot Tall Peach</a></b><br><br>The Peachoid is the name of a very large water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina, that resembles a peach. The water tower holds one million gallons of water and is located on Interstate 85 between exits 90 &amp; 92 (near The Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway). An example of folly architecture, the Peachoid is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the part of I-85 connecting Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.<br />
<br />
Usually referred to by passing motorists as &quot;The Peach,&quot; this four-story (150 feet tall) water tank is visible to travelers on I-85 for several miles before getting abreast of it between exits 90 and 92. A FATZ restaurant is now located just east of the water tower, a prime location for publicity.<br />
<br />
The Peachoid was built in 1981 by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, of steel and concrete. An overlay stem and leaf were laid across the structure, an enormous &quot;cleft&quot; was created with steel paneling, and Peter Freudenburg, an artist who worked with macro-art, painted the structure to realistically pass for a peach.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/6556831.jpg>

SpiderX22
12-13-2008, 10:32 PM
StreetView:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/streetview/file.php?fileid=3446