Chicago water tank, 527 South Wells, b/w Roosevelt University.
No, not another theme. Just a shot resulting from being in the right place at the right time.
The water tank sits atop 527 South Wells Street, home of Jos. Cacciatore & Co. Real Estate. The tower in the background is the Roosevelt University building at 425 South Wabash Avenue.
The photo was taken from West Harrison Street, as the sun came out after an otherwise cloudy day, just in time for sunset. This is one of my favorite Chicago Water Tanks, and with the RooU building behind it, it’s a tough view to beat.
Have a great weekend, Chicago!
Revisiting a very busy section of the West Loop.
In the foreground, the tower crane at the McDonald’s Headquarters site. To the left, a full view of the tower crane at 171 Aberdeen.
The banner yet waving is atop Venue One.
The water tank belongs to 1035 West Lake Street.
Have a great weekend, construction nerds!
The tank sits on top of Handelsman Lofts, on the right. But the building on the left, 811-813 N Racine, is a gorgeous building.
If there’s one thing I like, it’s rooftop water tanks. And baseball. And a good MLT, mutton lettuce and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean. But water tanks. Those are cool.
All the way back in of August of 2016, a permit was issued by the city allowing for the removal of the water tank atop 809 North Racine Avenue in the Goose Island (I think?) neighborhood. Now, I don’t know what this particular water tank is ding right, but here we are almost seven months later, and that Chicago water tank still stands proud.
I think that deserves a blog post. Here is that tank’s blog post.
Is that a worm? It hasn’t turned.
You AMUSE me by hanging around this long.
Back in the River Point/150 N Riverside construction days.
Standing tall and proud in the distance.
An American Flag, Water Tank, and a mess of tower cranes in Chicago’s West Loop.
The water tank is atop 1035 West Lake Street.
The American Flag waves from atop the old Richter’s Food Products factory, now Venue One.
The tower crane in the distance is at the Landmark West Loop. The two closer cranes are at the McDonald’s Headquarters site.
An earlier attempt got a fourth crane, at 171 Aberdeen, but the flag wouldn’t wave.
Today’s edition of Crane Tank & Flag is shot on North Kingsbury Street. The water tank and American flag are courtesy of East Bank Storage. The tower crane sits atop 3Eleven.