It's amazing. I remember my father telling me over and over again how great it was, and when I saw the water tower, I understood why. In the middle of a forest of skyscrapers, this curious tower stands alone. Architectural merit depends on individual taste, rather than charm. One of the few buildings crafted in Chicago before the last big fire (1869). A very interesting contrast between old and new. If you keep walking, you will appear on the beach.