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' One of the two 280ft tall water towers designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1855. The two towers were water reservoirs that supplied the numerous fountains at the palace and in the adjoining park. The tanks in the towers were able to hold 1,200 tons of water. The fountains were turned off in 1911; there was no water available to douse the fires that raged through the Crystal Palace in 1936. The towers survived the fire and were removed in World War II, as they appeared to present a landmark for German bombers '