High Bridge: Water Tower

Built in 1872, it was once a water pressure equalizing structure, this romantic Neo-Gothic tower looks out upon the Harlem River. Climb its winding iron staircase to enjoy the panoramic vistas of upper Manhattan and the lower Bronx.

subway: 1, 9 to 168th St.; C to 163rd St.
bus: M101

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  • High Bridge: Water Tower
  • 174th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
  • New York City (Washington Heights), NY
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