Highland Park water storage tank

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Highland Park water storage tank

Postby Cat349F » May 2nd, 2021, 8:10 pm

The inground water storage tank on the west side of Highland National is being removed. The space will be turned into athletic fields once removal is complete.
The tank is 18,000,000 gallons, nearly 100 years old, leaked quite a bit for the last 20 years of it’s use, and has been decommissioned for the last five years.
Pics when it gets opened up.
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Re: Highland Park water storage tank

Postby kiliff75 » May 4th, 2021, 9:08 am

It's funny that such an ugly and utilitarian thing can be a landmark, but I think it really is in this area. You can see these water towers from quite far away (i can see them from my office in downtown Saint Paul, and it gives an idea where my Minneapolis house is behind it).

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Re: Highland Park water storage tank

Postby seanrichardryan » May 4th, 2021, 9:37 am

To be clear, this is the concrete reservoir that is buried in the hill below the Highland Water Tower.
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Re: Highland Park water storage tank

Postby kiliff75 » May 4th, 2021, 5:58 pm

Ah I see, thanks for sorting that out for me!

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Re: Highland Park water storage tank

Postby Cat349F » May 9th, 2021, 2:16 pm

Construction fence has erected in the Snelling/Ford Parkway parking lot. No word on exact start date.
The overhead power lines between the tower and the tank are borderline on whether they can stay or not. New finish grades are lower than existing ground around the poles. 6’ difference on the one on the NE corner of the tank.
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