The objections that have recently been made by concerned abutters to the Rawson Hill Water Tower to me seem silly. Before long, the emblem will be a sign of community pride and a part of life like the moon and the stars.
I didn’t make comment on this new development because I figured it was a given – especially when donations were made to pay for it. My wallet as a taxpayer was certainly not threatened.
It is sadly disconcerting to look over the landscape of Newburyport’s ridge line from the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail and see this big water tower. Just knowing that a clipper ship would grace it brought an approving thought to my mind.
But since the neighbors brought it up, I would like to have a say on the design.
Looks like something you’d see on the side of a police cruiser, not on a giant water tower!
I say ditch the distracting feature and just throw up the clipper ship.
Then we can all gaze admiring on a new feature that promotes the City!
“The key to a successful project in such a historic setting is to stick to tradition and only carefully add modern touches.”
– Local architect Scott Brown