As downtown Chicago celebrated the Picasso’s 50th birthday yesterday in the Loop, the Andersonville pocket community on the Far North Side had its own big celebration. Three years after its well known and beloved water tank adorned with the blue and yellow Nordic Cross of the Swedish Flag was removed, a replacement tank was finally hoisted over the neighborhood yesterday. DNAinfo reporter Linze Rice was on hand for the event and shared numerous clips on Twitter of the new water tank being installed on top of the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville.
Here’s a quick look at the replica water tank being carried into Andersonville and taking its rightful place over the neighborhood.
Great morning for Chicago history! I'm watching the iconic @SwedeAmerican water tower go back up for @DNAinfoCHI. https://t.co/IkTUwj6uwT pic.twitter.com/HjUawpixWF— Linze Rice (@LinzeRice) August 8, 2017
First crew is up! https://t.co/IkTUwj6uwT @dnainfochi pic.twitter.com/fK0DV7GaKm— Linze Rice (@LinzeRice) August 8, 2017
Tower's top beginning to move - slowly but surely https://t.co/IkTUwj6uwT @DNAinfoCHI pic.twitter.com/i1uqc0FcoP— Linze Rice (@LinzeRice) August 8, 2017
Circular railing comes next. Crews working hard to be precise. https://t.co/IkTUwj6uwT pic.twitter.com/znsGG0eKaF— Linze Rice (@LinzeRice) August 8, 2017
Tank lifted from the truck and set back down as they continue to prepare - like signing names inside tower https://t.co/IkTUwj6uwT pic.twitter.com/UPkCR2K5GS— Linze Rice (@LinzeRice) August 8, 2017
It's up!! Slow and steady does it. Just needs its little hat. https://t.co/IkTUwj6uwT @DNAinfoCHI @SwedeAmerican @avillechamber pic.twitter.com/JgiWPlpxAV— Linze Rice (@LinzeRice) August 8, 2017
It's official! We have a new tower! pic.twitter.com/v91tj5aBzE— AndersonvilleChamber (@avillechamber) August 8, 2017