We’ve been looking at the rusted-out CTA water tower at the far end of the Green Line for a long time. Looks like hell.
But we all got a new view just last week when the Review posted a drone video of notable spots around these villages. Everything looked sharp and ship-shape until the CTA’s water tower came into focus. Looks worse from the air than from ground level.
A year ago we updated the story about how this water tower, constructed in 1967, came to be so ignored. Regular complaints from officials in both Forest Park and River Forest get absolutely nowhere. The latest information from the CTA is that they lack the funds to either paint it or demolish it. So it sits, a bucket of rust, a mammoth eyesore. And with the CTA perpetually strapped for cash, an unlikely recipient of a fix.