THE TANK CENTER FOR SONIC ARTS
If you‘ve been wondering what’s happening at the Tank in this time of global pandemic, wonder no more. The Tank is fine, sitting on its hill above Rangely, Colorado, reverberating even at this moment in the desert wind. Not much can happen to a seven-story Corten steel water tank.
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Constructed around 1940 as a railroad water-treatment facility, the Tank was moved by a utility company to Rangely in the mid-1960s for use as part of a fire-suppression system. The plan was never realized, as the underlying shale proved unable to support the weight of the filled tank. However, the bed of gravel upon which the tank was placed bowed its floor into a gentle parabola, giving it its remarkable acoustical resonance.