It's on the north end of Michigan Avenue, a magnificent mile north. One of the buildings that survived the Chicago Fire in 1871 is now not a common facility but a memorial landmark connected by a red-line subway station. On the west side is the Water Tower Square, which is not big enough for tourists.
Now Chicago was built entirely after the big fire. At that time, only four buildings survived the robbery. The city water tower and water supply plant (figure) were one of the four buildings. This is a hand-drawn picture of Chicago's urban landscape before the fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Located north of Michigan Avenue, the old water tower is one of the few buildings that survived the Chicago fire in 1871. Today, the Chicago Water Tower has become a landmark building in Chicago. The whole water tower has a unique style of 13th century European Gothic architecture. Do you think it looks more like a miniature castle?
The Old Chicago Water Tower, built in 1869, is the second oldest water tower in the world. It is also one of the few buildings that survived the Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, Chicago's old water tower has become a landmark building in Chicago. Located a magnificent mile, next to a church, opposite Uniqlo and hm, next to Macy's Department Store.
Chicago Water Tower, located in the northern section of Michigan Avenue, is also the north end of the famous "gorgeous mile". At that time, this was the pumping station and the vertical pipe of the Chicago water supply system. The appearance was a medieval European castle built of limestone. Chicago's urban history is not long, but they pay great attention to preserving historical sites. Chicago Water Tower is a historical witness of Chicago's city - "1871 fire, burned Chicago City, the water tower is one of the few buildings left over from the fire, it sees its surroundings from small wooden houses to fires to rubble walls and then to a magnificent mile of urban evolution. Now the water tower is flanked by shops and tall buildings. In the arches of these modern skyscrapers, the Chicago water tower is more primitive, like a castle in fairy tales. On the side of the Chicago Water Tower, there is a small street garden with antique carriages parked in the square. The carriage is well suited to the ancient buildings. These antique carriages can also be used in the streets. Such carriages can be seen in many parts of the United States, such as Philadelphia, New York Central Park and so on. Next to the water tower is the Water Tower Place, which has many brand monopolies. There are many people in the water tower, but most (almost all) of them are foreigners, foreigners, that is to say, non-American permanent residents, non-Chicago permanent residents. Continuing northward, Hancock Tower is also on Michigan Avenue. The Chicago Water Tower is no longer a pumping tower for water supply. Some people say that the water tower is a tourist center, others say that it has become a gallery. When I came here several times, it was always unfortunate that the door was closed and I had never entered the room. I only saw some old pictures hanging on the wall inside the "castle" outside the window. Chicago Water Tower, take the subway red line to Chicago Stations and walk eastward.
Chicago is a place of great architectural concentration, known as the Architectural Museum. There are many medieval-style buildings, such as old buildings and Italian architecture, and the works of architects. The water tower stands on Michigan Avenue. Although it is not very high, it is unique in shape and has many allusions of value. So far it still ranks among the important buildings.