Some water towers are prettier than others, but they all become part of the skyline.
This water tower has been vacant since 1978. At one time a developer thought he would put a relvolving resturaunt on top…that never panned out…the City Council has asked for demolition bids…so soon it may be gone…forever.
We were in town last night doing an errand and after that we decided to get some water tower shots.
The view from Far Guys alley, behind the house he grew up in.
The view from the New Law Enforcement Center…or in the olden days the site of The Ringer Building.
Water Tower Park Rapids Minnesota June 27 2016
The water tower was constructed in 1930, it contains 2 million pounds of concrete, it took a crew of 15 to complete the tower. The tower cost $16,600. One worked fell to his death and three others were seriously injured in accidents during the building of the tower. The water tower is 135 feet tall.
The projected cost for demolition is around $100,000.