Coming to West Tampa: a water tower painted like an old-fashioned cigar band. The city said Friday it will spend $350,000 to repair and recoat the 126-foot-tall tank, which was built in 1954 and is one of two in the city. The city will then spend $33,800 to paint the tank as a way of honoring the area's history and culture. The city of West Tampa was incorporated in 1895, grew as the cigar industry boomed and by 1905 ranked as Florida's fifth-largest city. Tampa annexed it in 1925. Artists Peter and Rolf Goetzinger, who are brothers, were chosen to paint the tower. Work is expected to begin in January and should take four months.
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