5 May 2015
Located in the northern part of Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Lake Shore Drive, it is a wide grand boulevard of exclusive shops, museums, restaurants and ritzy hotels.
Various landmarks such as the Old Water Tower—completed in 1869 marking the establishment of Chicago’s second water works and the lone pumping system building that survived the Chicago Great Fire in 1871—can be found.
At present, the Old Water Tower stands as a principal memorial of 1871’s great tragedy and was designated as the first American water landmark during its centennial year on 1969 “because of its significance in the development of Chicago’s water resources and its symbolic identity with the spirit of Chicago.”
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