The famous Water Tower located on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Los Angeles now features The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, and Supergirl stars Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell, Ben McKenzie, and Melissa Benoist. The new artwork marks the first time the tower has had a superhero makeover, according to Warner Bros, with artists and engineers working together to display artwork promoting WB’s DC Comics shows. On hand to celebrate the historic unveiling were actors Melissa Benoist, Erin Richards, and Cory Michael Smith, and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler, Marc Guggenheim, Bruno Heller, Danny Canno, and John Stephens.
In addition to releasing photos of the superhero Water Tower, WB also provided details on the specifics of the new designs as well as the history of the Water Tower itself:
– The characters from Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Supergirl are displayed on giant aluminum panels measuring 22 feet by 20 feet in size, with each one weighing more than 5,000 pounds.
– Dozens of craftspeople were involved in the design and production of the panels, with representatives from a number of Studio departments including scenic design, special effects, lighting, signs and graphics, the metal shop, electrical, rigging and engineering.
– The panels will be on display for 90 days and were unveiled in a ceremony on Monday night, October 19.
– They were installed using a specially devised custom-pulley system during the October 17–18 weekend. The cables for the reveal of the panels were held down by 8,000 pounds of cement.
– The Warner Bros. Water Tower was built in 1927 and has since been declared an historical landmark.
– Standing 100 feet tall, the water tower contains a 100,000-gallon tank — although it currently holds no water.
– Previously located next to the Warner Bros. Fire Department, it was moved following the Long Beach earthquake in 1933, when the Warners realized that if the tower had fallen and damaged the Fire Department, the Fire Department would not have been able to provide emergency assistance.
– The Water Tower was once home to the animated stars of Animaniacs (Yakko, Wacko and Dot) from the 1930s until they escaped in the 1990s.