Daily Republic photographer Laura Wehde used Photoshop to place a schematic drawing of a future water tower into a photo of the tower site that I took during a hot-air balloon ride last summer. The tower is shown in white because colors haven’t been chosen yet.
I reported for today’s Daily Republic that a new, 130-foot water tower will be erected next year along the north side of Interstate 90 in Mitchell, between the old Syncom building and the I-90 Travel Center.
The city plans to paint a Corn Palace logo on it, along with the words "Mitchell" and "Home of the Corn Palace." Colors have not been chosen.
Given that this tower is going to be highly visible and will probably last for decades, it seems to me that the choice of colors is very important. Our photographer, Laura Wehde, suggested yesterday that the city ought to paint the tower part of the structure (the "riser" part below the tank) to look like a corn cob. She was joking, but I thought it was actually a good idea.
What are your ideas for painting the tower?