I know many people make fun of this landmark, but according to this it's among one of the coolest in the world! 

According to this allTop Ten YouTube video, Rochester has one of the coolest water towers in the world. Oh yes, the corn cob water tower that sticks out like a sore thumb. Water towers in England and Hungary were among the list. See where Rochester landed...

Our community's unique water tower has  been described by the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau as a “powerful symbol of the community’s roots in agriculture and the land.”

According to MNN.COM, the water tower was built in 1931, and it is one of the largest architectural tributes to corn in the United States, second only to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.