Long Island's best-loved 78-year-old is about to get a face-lift.
The septuagenarian in question is the Jones Beach water tower, which has been showing its age.
Long cracks run along the 231-foot structure's exterior of brick and limestone.
Inside, the steel frame that supports the 300,000-gallon water tank is deteriorating.
And a section of copper is missing from the tower's green-tinged roof.
The Jones Beach tower's copper roof, the structural steel framing encased in concrete, and portions of deteriorating brick and limestone will be replaced at a cost of $3.3 million.
The tower supplies water to the restrooms, bathhouses, swimming pools and buildings of Jones Beach State Park.