Reinforced concrete water towers have provided some of the best and worst examples of civil engineering design - ranging from stunning wineglass forms to brutal boxes on legs. But love them or loathe them, they are an increasingly rare sight in Britain. The latest issue (vol 146 no. 1) of the ICE Structures and Buildings journal has a detailed review of the design development of reinforced concrete water towers in the UK and Ireland. To receive a copy, contact the ICE library (020) 7665 2251. For further information contact Simon Fullalove (020) 7665 2448.