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Vaasa Water Tower (Raastuvankatu 32)

Vaasa Water Tower (Raastuvankatu 32)

Here it is, view at the top from down:

Vaasan vesitorni

Vaasan vesitorni

©Julkka

The water tower was built back in 1915 to a project by architect brothers Jussi and Toivo Paatela in jugend style of red bricks. It’s 49 m high, impressive, and one of Vaasa’s landmarks. The volume of its drinking water tank is 500 m³. During World War II, the Tower was used as an air defense station (with a machine gun on top) and is an observatory today. Inside the Tower, there is also a climbing wall for alpinist trainings and a 228 step staircase for keeping tourists fit 😀

They say the Tower has an inclination of approx. 25cm towards Palosaari island. Similarly to Pisa Tower, in a way 🙂

Vaasan vesitorni©Julkka

Vaasa water tower is currently under reconstruction and closed for visitors, but they promise to reopen it soon.

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