Three More Pieces of Chicago’s Skyline Headed to the Scrapyard

The Lock Up Self Storage water tank, atop 350 West Kinzie Street

The Lock Up Self Storage water tank, atop 350 West Kinzie Street

Add three more Chicago water tanks to the list of the doomed. All three were named in demolition permits within a two-day span last week, with their fates being sealed Thursday and Friday.

The photo above shows the water tank at 350 West Kinzie Street, the home of Lock Up Self Storage. It has been contracted to Heneghan Wrecking Company for demolition.

Water tank at 404 South Wells Street

The water tank atop 404 South Wells Street

Water tank atop 412 South Wells Street

The water tank atop 412 South Wells Street

404 South Wells Street and 412 South Wells Street are both home to the Cactus Bar. 412, the Vogue Building, is a Chicago School 10-story mid-rise built in 1908. RWB Group of Palos Hills has been contracted to demolish both tanks.

Water tank atop the Hunter Building, 527 South Wells Street

Water tank atop the Hunter Building, 527 South Wells Street

Fear not. This water tank, one of Chicago’s more iconic, is safe. For now. It rests atop the Hunter Building, just down the street at 527 South Wells.

Daniel Schell

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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