I was wandering in the West Loop neighborhood earlier this week and started noticing all these empty water tower platforms on top of the now-mostly-repurposed industrial buildings. I love their stark lines – I’m kind of a sucker for old iron works. This is a remnant of Chicago’s post fire paranoia, and a less powerful city water system. Fun Fact, in New York, many buildings still use their original wooden barrel water towers for gravity fed building water distribution. Anyway – this snap also showcases the burgeoning fall color. Hooray for autumn.