Chicago Water Tower

Local nameChicago Water Tower
LocationNear North Side, Chicago, United States

This water tower, built in 1869, was meant to pump out clean water from Lake Michigan, and regulate the pressure of it. It is the second oldest water pump in the United States.

It became a symbol of the city in 1871 after it was the only public building that survived a huge fire, which burned down 9 square kilometers of the city.

It currently houses the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, which is the place to go to if you want to see works of local artists and photographers. The admission is free, so it is perfect for people traveling on a budget.

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Chicago Skydeck & Ledge Experience Ticket until August 31 from 24 USD


Admission to the tower is free.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 312 742 0808

Address 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Coordinates 41°53'49.762" N -87°37'27.927" E

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