Grand Water Tower Decay


On Your Side in the Post Dispatch covered the deterioration of the Grand Water Standpipe on Monday. While it is in no risk of complete demolition, we could all wake up one morning to find the cast iron capital of the column in a giant heap at the base. Let’s not wait the ten years for that to happen.

Update: The link to the article is dead, but the Grand Tower still seems to be holding up to the elements and age.


  1. You know, I’ve searched far and wide, and I’ve never been able to find an actual source for the seven water tower count. Regardless of the City of St. Louis’s claim, I can’t think of any better way to possibly jump start development in any given area than by renovating the neighborhood’s focal point.

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