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Chicago Water Tower

4.5/5
62 Reviews
Ancient Pagoda
Liked by 1
Closed Open from 10:00am-6:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: +1-312-4403166

What people are saying:

The old water tower is a little bit to the west under the John Hancock Building. There is a small square here, and the water tower is in the center of the square. The design of the tower is complicated and reminds me of the one in Izmir, Turkey.

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  • The_Loup_Garou
    The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ
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    A September Visit

    I first encountered the Water Tower, on N Michigan Ave (Magnificent Mile), when we first stayed at the near-by Ritz Carlton. That was about 25-30 years ago. On this September trip, we were staying nea...

    Reviewed on /Date(1580528718000+0800)/
  • shmeva44
    shmeva44
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    City saviour

    This water tower saved the city during a major fire. There are tall buildings quite close by, you don't see it from as far away as you'd expect.

    Reviewed on /Date(1579590264000+0800)/
  • parrottdize
    parrottdize
    Dyer, Indiana
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    Iconic

    It is the second-oldest water tower in the United States having been built in 1869, and is one of the few buildings to have survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It is worth IMHO to walk up Michi...

    Reviewed on /Date(1575093272000+0800)/
  • patshea2016
    patshea2016
    Norridge, Illinois
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    Beautiful Historic Gem!

    While walking along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, be sure to stop at Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue. There in the shadow of the Water Tower Shopping Center, you will find the Historic Chicago Water...

    Reviewed on /Date(1573138050000+0800)/
  • irina g
    irina g
    Peoria, Illinois
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    Happy 150th Birthday, Historic Water Tower!

    Water Tower is one of my favorite landmarks in Chicago. I always make a point in stopping by, when I am in the area. It looks beautiful in any season, in any weather. I look at Water Tower, and I t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572700240000+0800)/

Additional Information

Introduction

The Old Water Tower is located in the north of Michigan Avenue, next to the John Hancock Center. The Old Water Tower was built in 1869. The entire water tower is a 13th-century European Gothic building that looks more like a miniature castle than a water tower. Today, the old water tower is no longer used to pump water and deliver water, it has become a landmark in Chicago.
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