Friends Board Members and Advisors Charlotte Fahn, Lesley Yu Walter, President Mavis Cain, Joanna Reisman and Sara Kelsey attended the grand reopening of the High Bridge Tower on October 27, 2021.
The tower had been sealed shut for years and sheathed in scaffolding for part of the time. Now that it's open, guided tours to the top will resume. The New York Daily News called it "a soaring 200-foot 1872 structure that was essential in New York’s rise to global stature."
The Tower is at the Manhattan end of the famed High Bridge, which reopened in 2015 after being closed for some 40 years. The Friends were active in the High Bridge Coalition, which led a decade-long campaign to restore the pedestrian bridge and public access to it.
More on the opening HERE
More on the history of the High Bridge Water Tower HERE
An old article from our newsletter about a visit to the Tower in 2002 is HERE
High Bridge Tower Tours are popular and pre-registration fills up fast! Keep checking back for additional tours if they are full. To sign up for Tower Tours, please check the NYC Parks calendar HERE