Chicago Water Tanks are a vanishing breed. It had been a while since a demolition permit has come through — in fact, the permit filed in March for 2515 South Wabash was the only one so far in 2016 — but ever since the city made it much easier to destroy them, rather than keep them, they’ve been removed from the skyline a lot lately.
And now another. The water tank atop the much-graffiti’d 2210 South Grove Street was given last rites yesterday. Bummer. It had been tagged often, giving it a very distinct, colorful presence, especially if you’re walking across the 18th Street Bridge, where you can get a great shot of it along with the bridge house over top of the South Branch.