Chicago Water Tower
Utterly bizarre but amazing "castle" that is the old Chicago water works. I guess this is Chicago's equivalent of Leamingtons Pump Rooms
The water tower was built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington from yellowing Joliet limestone and is 154 feet (47 m) tall. Inside was a 138 foot (42 m) high standpipe to hold water. In addition to being used for firefighting, the pressure in the pipe could be regulated to control water surges in the area.
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