Water towers in Chisinau

Chișinău Water Tower

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The Chișinău Water Tower is a architectural monument of Chişinău, located at 2 Mitropolit Bănulescu-Bodoni Street and built at the end of 19th century after a project by Alexander Bernadazzi. It was the main part of Chişinău's water pipe. The upper level was build of wood and was destroyed by an earthquake. It was rebuilt in 1980–1983.

Structure

The tower's height is 22 m. The walls are built of local rock, with some rows of brick. Their width varies from 60 cm at the upper level to 2 m at the bottom. Inside there is a spiral staircase. When the tower was renovated, an elevator was installed. For a short while, the History Museum of Chişinău had its headquarters in this building.

A similar tower was built at the crossing of Vasile Alecsandri and Veronica Micle streets, but it does not exist anymore.

References

  • Chişinău: Enciclopedie, Chişinău, 1997, p. 117
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Roman Lacko
26 July 2018
Very nice panoramatic look. Going upstairs you will see expositions about many different historic eras – Russian Empire, Romanian era between wars, Soviet era, post-1989 era.
Seta Selezneva
12 December 2012
Зимняя башня...
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0.2km from Alexei Mateevici street, Chisinau, Moldova

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