Miniature Models to Cut and Assemble
CHICAGO WATER TOWER
paper model scale 1:400
The Water Tower houses the 138-foot standpipe necessary to pressurize the city's water supply. Just two years after it was built, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed much of the city around it, but the little tower miraculously survived. Since then, its preservation has come to symbolize the city's perseverance and ambition.
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Dover Publications, 2012: ISBN 978-0-486-48281-1. Paper models ©Matt Bergstrom