Chișinău Water Tower

The water tower seen from one of the buildings of MSU

The Chișinău Water Tower is an architectural monument of Chișinău, Moldova, located at 2 Mitropolit Bănulescu-Bodoni Street and built at the end of 19th century after a project by Alexander Bernadazzi. It was a main part of Chişinău’s water system. The upper level was built of wood and was destroyed by an earthquake. It was rebuilt between 1980 and 1983.
The tower’s height is 22 metres (72 ft). The walls are built of local rock, with some rows of brick. Their width varies from 50 centimetres (20 in) at the upper level to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) 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 Chișinău 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.

Chișinău: Enciclopedie, Chișinău, 1997, p. 117

Coordinates: 47°1′9.5″N 28°49′20″E / 47.019306°N 28.82222°E / 47.019306; 28.82222