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Andersonville's Swedish Flag Water Tower Is Going Back Up Tuesday

By Tanveer Ali | August 7, 2017 2:43pm | Updated on August 8, 2017 8:16am
 The Swedish water tower will return to the Andersonville skyline Tuesday morning, more than three years after it was taken down.
The Swedish water tower will return to the Andersonville skyline Tuesday morning, more than three years after it was taken down.
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CHICAGO — The Swedish water tower will return to the Andersonville skyline Tuesday morning, more than three years after it was taken down.

The blue and yellow water tower will be installed atop the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark St. between 8 a.m. and noon, according to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Painted in the likeness of the Swedish flag with a blue background and yellow cross, the Andersonville icon came down in 2014 after the water tower was damaged during the brutal winter. 

Before it was taken down, the water tower had been atop the building since it was built in 1927.

Clark Street will be closed from Foster to Farragut starting at 7 a.m. to make room for two cranes involved in the reinstallation.

 The Swedish water tower will return to the Andersonville skyline Tuesday morning, more than three years after it was taken down.
The Swedish water tower will return to the Andersonville skyline Tuesday morning, more than three years after it was taken down.
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After the initial water tower was taken down, $165,000 was raised for the new one. While the initial wooden tank stored water to be used in case of fire, the new fiberglass water tower won't contain water.

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