ALTERNATE PERSPECTIVE: The Chicago Water Tower at Night
An iconic Chicago landmark, the Chicago Water Tower was built in 1869 and survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It is one of the few surviving structures still standing today. The tower was constructed to contain a large water pump to gather water from Lake Michigan. It is the second oldest water tower in America and stands at 806 North Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile.
**See previous image for a wide angle perspective**