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  Chicago Water Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The water tower sits adjacent to the downtown campus of Loyola University Chicago along the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue.
The Chicago Water Tower is a Chicago, Illinois landmark in downtown Chicago along the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue.
The Chicago Water Tower is constructed of dolomitic limestone from Joliet, Illinois.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Chicago_Water_Tower   (316 words)

  
 Chicago Landmarks | Old Chicago Water Tower District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The old Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station are the only public buildings to survive in the area destroyed by the Fire of 1871.
The tower represents a fanciful interpretation of a medieval fortress or, in a quote attributed to the famed critic Oscar Wilde, a "monstrosity with pepper boxes stuck all over it." Nonetheless, both buildings have come to symbolize Chicago's fierce drive to continue, as well as rare monuments to the 19th century.
The Water Tower was originally built to house a 138-foot standpipe, which became obsolete and was removed in 1911.
www.ci.chi.il.us /Landmarks/O/OldWaterTowerDistrict.html   (145 words)

  
 Chicago Travel Itinerary--Chicago Avenue Water Tower and Pumping Station"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1855, the Chicago Board of Sewerage Commission was formed to seek solutions to the problems of waste disposal and drainage that were creating health problems and hindering commercial development of the city.
This tunnel was completed in 1866, and in the same year the construction of the Pumping Station and Water Tower began.
The Water Tower is divided into five sections, three of which comprise the base.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/chicago/c4.htm   (230 words)

  
 Chicago Water Tower
Moreover, the threat of typhoid and cholera epidemics due to water contamination was on the rise.
Chicago Avenue Pumping Station Chief Operating Engineer Bob Cannatello (left) with Bureau of Water Pumping Deputy Commissioner Fran Blake stand proudly in front of the south loading door at the Chicago Avenue Station.
Water is brought into the city in much the same way it was many years ago.
www.chiefengineer.org /article.cfm?seqnum1=790   (4029 words)

  
 Michigan Avenue (Chicago) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chicago Sun-Times building, which was once visible in the background, has since been demolished to make way for the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
It is the home of Chicago's famous Water Tower landmark, the postage-stamp sized Water Tower Park with its historic clock, as well as the eight-level Water Tower Place shopping center which grew up next door to, and overshadowed, the comparatively diminutive landmark.
The CTA Red Line's Chicago and Grand stations are useful for reaching the Magnificent Mile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Magnificent_Mile   (373 words)

  
 Cherry Water Tower
In May of 1969, during the year of its Centennial Anniversary, the Chicago Water Tower was selected by the American Water Works Association to be the first American Water Landmark in the nation.
The architect was William W. Boyington and the tower is constructed of Joliet limestone blocks quarried in Illinois.
This standpipe served to equalize pressure and to minimize the pulsations of the water flowing in the mains.
www.ohiobarns.com /othersites/watertowers/il/13-16-01.html   (102 words)

  
 Old Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois (W. W. Boyington) - Architecture of the USA
The old Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station are the only public buildings to survive in this area on Michigan Avenue destroyed by the Fire of 1871.
It was designed by the architect William W. Boyington to houses a 40 meter standpipe which was needed to equalize the pressure of the water pumped from the pumping station to the east.
The tower became functionally obsolete in 1911, although the pumping station still pumps water for the city.
usa.archiseek.com /illinois/chicago/water_tower.html   (152 words)

  
 Chicago Water Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The success of the water supply system designed by Ellis Chesbrough for Chicago made it a model for other cities that border large bodies of fresh water, as well as a precedent for expansion of Chicago's system.
The Chicago Water Tower and pumping station is a familiar landmark at North Michigan and Chicago avenues that was completed in 1869 as part the plan for the water supply system.
Designed in a Gothic style by architect William Boylington and built of stone, it was one of a few buildings to survive the great Chicago fire of 1871, and remains today as a symbol of one of the remarkably successful civil engineering projects of the nineteenth century.
lhl.lib.mo.us /events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/civil/lake_tunnel_3.shtml   (231 words)

  
 Parisian Architect Jean-Paul Viguier Credited for Sofitel Chicago Water Tower's Audacious, Almost-faultless Design / ...
The new Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, a 415-room, 33-story hotel that sits two blocks west of the John Hancock Center and opens Tuesday, is a stunning geometric exercise, a perfect marriage of Chicago boldness and French elan.
The hotel's tower, a triangular wedge clad mostly in an opaque white glass, rises from a five-story base that houses public spaces including the lobby and ballroom.
The Hancock is the brute force, blue-collar Chicago of yesterday.
www.hotel-online.com /News/PR2002_2nd/May02_SofitelChicago.html   (1301 words)

  
 Water Tower, Chicago, IL vintage postcard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Water Tower District, which includes a fire station and two parks, was designated a
Chicago Landmark in 1976, which was amended in 1981.
There are 278 miles of pipe lines and to insure the purity of their water, the people have taxed themselves $58,000,000 to build the Chicago Drainage Canal carrying the sewerage away from the Lake.
patsabin.com /illinois/waterworks.htm   (113 words)

  
 CHICAGO'S HAUNTED WATER TOWER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Standing among the ruins of the city was the Water Tower.
The tower is located in an area of the city that is known as "Streeterville", named for the pioneer Captain Streeter.
The Water Tower is at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue and the "Streeterville" district starts here and extends past the John Hancock building.
www.prairieghosts.com /watertwr.html   (313 words)

  
 Orbitz: Hotel Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It’s fitting that Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is just one block from the “Magnificent Mile,” because the hotel is a study in magnificence itself—contemporary in style and design, embracing the city’s rich architectural legacy.
Standing tall in the heart of the windy city, the hotel is just a few steps away from the John Hancock Center, “The Loop,” Millennium Park, The Art Institute and the trendy boutiques of Oak Street.
Designed by renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is both graceful and commanding.
www.orbitz.com /App/ViewSpecificHotelLP?masterId=66588   (511 words)

  
 Chicago: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower - Deals and Reviews - Always A Treat - TripAdvisor
We are in suburban Indianapolis, IN, and have been going to Chicago for concerts.
Go stretch your legs by the waterfront, but if you're a business traveller who just needs a gym, the one in the hotel is loaded with machines.
My father and I were VERY disappointed with our stay at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.
chicago-hotels.tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g35805-d236299-r1537547-Sofitel_Chicago_Water...   (1052 words)

  
 Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower has 415 rooms including 32 luxurious suites.
Hotel booking Chicago Water Tower LE BAR : Stylish modern bar featuring floor to ceiling glass walls, inviting library area and specialty martinis, and an extensive selection of Champagne and wines.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower : Restaurant and bar CAFE DES ARCHITECTES : This French restaurant offers an innovative cuisine in a stunning contemporary setting.
www.sofitel-chicago-watertower.com   (117 words)

  
 City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower, Chicago Gallery-Sightseeing from Chicago Traveler
The City Gallery is located in the historic Water Tower on Michigan Avenue.
The Water Tower was transformed into the city's official photography gallery in 1999.
The inaugural exhibition, Skrebneski Photographs Chefs of Chicago, was a tribute to the quality and diversity of Chicago's culinary heritage.
www.chicagotraveler.com /attractions/city-gallery-at-the-historic-water-tower.html   (159 words)

  
 Chicago Water Tower -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chicago Water Tower -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Popularly claimed to have been the only surviving structure after the (Click link for more info and facts about Great Chicago Fire) Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Chicago Water Tower was built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington.
The Chicago Water Tower is constructed of (Click link for more info and facts about dolomitic) dolomitic (A sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals) limestone from (Click link for more info and facts about Joliet, Illinois) Joliet, Illinois.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chicago_water_tower.htm   (156 words)

  
 Loyola University Chicago: Webcams - Water Tower Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Loyola University Chicago: Webcams - Water Tower Park
The Water Tower Park Webcam is temporarily down for service.
Looking at Water Tower Park, along North Michigan Avenue, "Chicago's Magnificent Mile," from Lewis Towers, 820 N. Michigan.
www.luc.edu /webcam/wtc   (36 words)

  
 Sofitel Chicago Water Tower - Chicago, IL, 60611 - Citysearch
Quiet and restful compared to the drama of the lobby, rooms are appointed with custom-designed light wood furnishings, milky-colored down comforters and marble bathrooms.
The hotel is conveniently located a few blocks from the John Hancock tower and the hustle and bustle of the Magnificent Mile stores.
The hotel, an architectural award-winner, is triangular shaped, and rises from the surrounding square structures.
chicago.citysearch.com /profile/35161650   (649 words)

  
 Chicago Landmarks | Boul Mich Tour
The section south of the Chicago River, which originally was called Michigan Boulevard ("Boul Mich"), was redeveloped following the Fire of 1871 into a fashionable lakefront promenade.
Its early history was as Pine Street, a narrow, primarily residential thoroughfare isolated from the bustle of the traditional Loop.
Around the Old Water Tower, a bohemian enclave of artists studios and nightclubs, known as Towertown, had developed, but the Plan of 1909 had a different vision for the area.
www.ci.chi.il.us /Landmarks/Tours/BoulMich.html   (312 words)

  
 Chicago: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower - Traveler Reviews - Heavenly Sofitel - TripAdvisor
The service was uniformly charming and professional, from the warm and friendly valet parking staff to the cheerful housekeepers.
We both look forward to returning to the hotel and to Chicago as soon as possible.
This is our third trip to Chicago in less than a year.
chicago-hotels.tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g35805-d236299-r3847130-Sofitel_Chicago_Water_Tower-Chicago_Illinois.html   (1557 words)

  
 Map of The Chicago Water Tower Location from Chicago Traveler
You can view the area around this Chicago attraction and identify landmarks and identify general directions to reach the attraction location.
If you wish, you can find more information about The Chicago Water Tower.
Chicago Traveler is a private enterprise, not affiliated with the City of Chicago.
www.chicagotraveler.com /attraction-maps/the-chicago-water-tower-map.html   (110 words)

  
 Hotel, Motel, Inn - Chicago, Illinois - Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
The most hair-raising miniature golf we've ever played is in the basement of a funeral home in suburban Chicago.
The nine hole course, "Ahlgrim Acres," includes obstacles such as coffins and headstones, with a one stroke penalty for bypassing the coffin on Hole #2.
America's Leaning Tower was built in 1934 (600 years after the original), and for many years has stood in front of the Tower YMCA as a local landmark.
www.roadsideamerica.com /hotelfinder/hotelinfo/78797.html   (472 words)

  
 Chicago Hotel - Chicago Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Reservation
Situated just one block west of Chicago's "Magnificent Mile", this spectacular, landmark building offers commanding views of Lake Michigan and the city.
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is just a short walk to a plethora of shopping on Michigan Avenue and Water Tower Place, as well as the nightlife on Rush Street and the famous "Navy Pier".
Situated in a premium location, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is just steps from fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
www.wanderplanet.com /travel-us/il-chicago/chicago-hotel-sofitel-water-tower.htm   (381 words)

  
 Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois, : Resorts & Great Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The downtown Chicago locale—just steps from the John Hancock Building and the Magnificent Mile—offers a perfect base for business, shopping, or simply taking in views of the city where the modern skyscraper was born.
Sofitel savoir-faire extends all the way down to the staff uniforms, a daring interpretation of Chicago’s time-honored pinstripe suit—with its buttons replaced by zippers and the charcoal gray set off by chromatic scarves.
Yet the wealth of in-room amenities ranges from TV and high-speed Internet access to spring water and fresh flowers.
www.rghonline.com /articles/sofitelchicago.asp   (225 words)

  
 Sofitel Chicago Water Tower hotel, Chicago hotels, Illinois hotels, USA hotels, North America hotels, Chicago Airport ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is a spectacular new building with commanding views of Lake Michigan and adjacent to the city's famous Magnificent Mile.
The striking building is an amazing sculptural addition to the Chicago skyline.
The hotel is located only one block west of Michigan Avenue and directly west of the Hancock Tower.
www.dilos.com /hotel/3604   (261 words)

  
 H. Horwitz Co. Jewelers-Chicago
Horwitz Co. Jewelers in Chicago's Water Tower Place.
Welcome to H. Horwitz Co. Located in Chicago's famous Water Tower Place, on the 9th floor Professional Level.
We maintain agents in Chicago, New York and Ramant-Gan Israel, and an Estate Buying staff across the U.S. and abroad to purchase your unused jewelry as well.
www.hhorwitz.com   (306 words)

  
 Chicago Water Tower - Hotels - compare prices, reviews and buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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 The Clare at Water Tower: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A new and exciting retirement option is coming to downtown Chicago — The Clare at Water Tower.
This first-of-its-kind, high-rise senior living community located near the renowned Magnificent Mile will offer an engaging and stimulating Life Care lifestyle complete with security and peace of mind for the future.
Situated on the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus in Chicago’s Gold Coast, seniors will enjoy a lifestyle rich with opportunities, where intellectual and personal growth will flourish, right in the heart of it all.
www.theclareatwatertower.com   (83 words)

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