Chicago snap: West Loop Water Tower Platform

20131021-204752.jpgI 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.

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