Chicago water tower

Discover the fascinating history and architectural beauty of the iconic Chicago Water Tower. Explore the landmark that has stood tall for generations and learn why it is a must-visit attraction in the Windy City.
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Chicago Water Tower | building, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago Water Tower, one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Completed in 1869, the limestone structure with its ornate castellated Gothic Revival style is one of the most iconic buildings along Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile” of Michigan Avenue, and it is the namesake of neighbouring Water Tower Place, a 74-story skyscraper and shopping mall. By the 1860s Chicago’s water supply was inadequate for its growing population. Engineer Ellis S. Chesbrough considered…

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The History of Chicago, Illinois

A Brief History of Chicago, Illinois, includes the founding of Chicago, Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire, L Train, the Loop, Old Town, Maxwell Street, the Chicago Stock Yards, the world's first skyscraper, the Windy City, Great Migration, Jane Addams, 1893 World's Fair, and famous Chicagoans.

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