Demolition Permit Filed for Another Chicago Water Tank

Chicago Water Tank 2210 South Grove

Say goodbye to the Chicago Water Tank atop 2210 South Grove Street. Of course, the bridge house stays. 

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.

Chicago Water Tank 2210 South Grove

Chicago Water Tank 2210 South Grove

Chicago Water Tank 2210 South Grove

The Demolition Permit.