The water tower is falling down, falling down…

water tower
The old water tower in northern Miami kinda looked like this. Credit: Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ (CC BY 2.0).

Way, way back, early-ish in my career, I was called to help arrange filming a scene for Bad Boys II at a water tower owned by the agency I worked for.

The water tower was no longer in use and was in bad shape.  My employer was actually in the process of having a contractor take it down so it wouldn’t be a danger to the nearby community in case of a hurricane or something similar.

The water tower had been a landmark in the community but it’s days were long past.

rusted water tower
Everyone loves a water tower–unless it’s in bad shape and threatening to fall on you. Credit: Daniel Ramirez. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ (CC BY 2.0).

We actually delayed the demolition for a week so they could film a gunfight at the water tower.  Afterwards, we proceeded and completed taking down a piece of history, the old Miami water tower.

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