Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Old Water Tank at 1132 S. Wabash Comes Down

There's been a lot of news about the iconic "Swedish flag" water tank in Andersonville getting taken down, there was apparently another water thank getting removed in the Sloop:
Here's a random happening in the Sloop today: the old water tank that had been perched above 1132 S Wabash for a long time was taken down – tall metal base and all. One moment, workers were cutting apart the base from the roof, and soon after, the entire structure was lowered to the parking lot below, adjacent to the Roosevelt El platform. 
Here's a pic from a year ago, and today's "after" photos. I wonder how long it's been out of commission. It seems rare to see those around the city these days....

(Hat tip: MK!)

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