Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Towering over...

The Chicago Water Tower is located on Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile; the Water Tower is the second oldest in the united States and dates back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Rumor has it that it was the only building to survive the fire, but the truth is that a few other buildings in the burned district survived along with the tower.The water tower was the only public building in the burned zone to survive, and is the only one of the surviving structures still standing. In the years since the fire, the tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and of the city's recovery from the fire.

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