City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

806 N. Michigan Ave.

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Historic Water Tower

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A resplendent venue showcasing the work of local photographers and artists, the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, is centrally located along the city's famed Magnificent Mile.

The Chicago Water Tower is the city’s most familiar and treasured landmark. Constructed between 1867 and 1869, it was created for Chicago’s municipal water system, and originally housed a 135 foot iron standpipe used to regulate water pressure. It gained special significance as one of the few buildings to survive the destructive path of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Both the Water Tower and Pumping Station to the east were designed by William W. Boyington, one of Chicago’s most prolific architects of the mid-nineteenth century.


Upcoming Exhibition:

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Make New HistoryChicago Architecture Biennial
James Welling, Gerard & Kelly

September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018

The City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower will showcase the first two chapters of Gerard & Kelly’s Modern Living as an installation of two videos filmed on location at The Glass House and Schindler House.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events DCASE

City Gallery
in the Historic Water Tower

806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611


FREE Admission


Building Hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
  • Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Closed Holidays

 

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