A silo is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain (see grain elevators) or fermented feed known as silage. Silos are more commonly used for bulk storage of grain, coal, cement, carbon black, woodchips, food products and sawdust. Three types of silos are in widespread use today - tower silos, bunker silos and bag silos.
The Silo Competition, NL architects,Zeeburg district, Amsterdam
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- Water Tower
A water tower or elevated water tower is a large elevated water storage container constructed to hold a water supply at a height sufficient to pressurize a water distribution system.
Architecture Studio in a water basin tower, Martin Kusý, Pavol Paňák, Bratislava, Slovakia 2000-2008
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Watertower of Living / Zecc Architecten,Soest, The Netherlands,2004
The Gasometers in Vienna are four former gas tanks, each of 90,000 m³ storage capacity, built as part of the Vienna municipal gas works Gaswerk Simmering in 1896–1899.A gas holder (commonly known as a gasometer, sometimes also gas bell, though that term applies to the gas holding envelope alone) is a large container where natural gas or town gas is stored near atmospheric pressure at ambient temperatures. The volume of the container follows the quantity of stored gas, with pressure coming from the weight of a movable cap.
Jean Nouvel Gasometer A
Coop Himmelb(I)au Gasometer B
Wilhelm Holzbauer Gasometer D
Gasometer D-1, Eric Owen Moss, Vienna, Austria, 1995.