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Details for Benchmark: AL7652

N 28° 03.954 W 082° 24.948 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In HILLSBOROUGH county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
USF WATER TANK
Marker Type:
water tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Can see from very far away.

Work nearby finally decided to log it

Found while visiting USF for daughter's graduation.

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Walk by this at least once a week.

Found while doing the nearby virtual geocache.

Found before going to Busch Gardens

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photoUSF Tower
USF Tower

Found with medic

See this on campus every time I'm there...

I drive by this every day, and for 14 years worked in the shadow of it.

New water tower in it's place.

old tank was taken down when new water tank was built

Trying to stay cool on this hot Florida day. Drove as close to the tower as possible although reading was off based on previous logs.
Seekerfamily

Agreeing with PositiveLatitude below, this is the new USF water tower, which is not at the coordinates listed for this marker. I have not been able to find a picture of the old water tower anywhere online, and I never did take a picture of it. Having seen the old water tower, we'll log this anyway.

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photoThe new USF Water Tower
Built around 1996, this is the new USF water tower, which was not built where the old tower stood.

HA, my office is right across the street from this- like I said b4 in another bench mark- always going to think something is a BM or a GC..I will have pictures of it soon as I get a chance to step outside from the office and have the time to upload at home!!

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photoGo Bulls!!

Everyone else is logging this as a find. However, this can't be the landmark listed. The description by Hillsborough County Florida of the location was dated 1983. This modern water tower was built in the new location around 1996. I worked across the street and watched the new water tower being welded together and the old water tower being taken down after the new one was completed. I did see the old one so I can say that I found it but it has been destroyed so no new photo is possible. The replacement tower is in the same neighborhood but probably more than a hundred yards off in location. I’ll try to find a photo archived somewhere…

[last edit: 1/14/2004 7:59:03 PM PST]

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photoAL7652 New USF Water Tower
Photo of the new water tower that replaced the one listed as a benchmark.

Great USF landmark.

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photoUSF water tower

Having passed it many times in past years, finally took photo to log today at 3:15p. Skyboy01

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photoSkyboy01
USF Water tank. Skyboy01

This magnificent water tower is the prominent feature on the University of South Florida's campus. Park in the post office parking lot on Holly Drive. You can get to within 0.03 miles of the tower before coming to a chain link fence that completely surrounds the tower and other buildings.

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photoUSF water tower

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by (FIRST OBSERVED)
01/01/1983 by FL-057 (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FLORIDA 1983 (RSW) THE STATION IS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATES 275 AND 4. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE 4 AND FLETCHER AVENUE PROCEED EAST ON FLETCHER AVENUE 2.4 MILES TO THE INTERSECTION WITH NORTH PALM DRIVE, THEN RIGHT ON NORTH PALM DRIVE 0.4 MILE TO TANK ON RIGHT. TANK IS ABOUT 500 FEET NORTH OF NORTH PALM DRIVE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1991. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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