Andersonville’s landmark water tower will be taken down today after it was damaged by Chicago’s brutal winter.
A stretch of N. Clark Street on the Far North Side will be closed today so crews can remove the iconic blue and yellow water tower.
It sits on atop the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark Street.
Museum officials say the brutal winter temperatures froze the water in the tower and caused major damage.
Inspectors determined it is a safety hazard and must be removed immediately.
The museum will be closed until the tower is removed.
The water tower had been atop the building since it was built in 1927.
No one has said if the tower will be returned.