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Crews work on emptying the tank, securing it, and then separating it from the steel support structure.
The crew used blowtorches to cut through steel supports.
Final Moment in the Sun
These were the water tank's final moments in its position on top of the Swedish American Museum, lit by a glorious sunset.
After preparations started at roughly 6 am, the tank finally takes flight shortly after 7 pm.
Water Tank Streetsape
The tank is lowered partway on to a flatbed truck that awaited it on Clark Street.
The tank made an odd temporary neighbor sitting in the middle of Clark Street.
Not Far from Home
The tank begins its short journey around the corner.
The flatbed had to navigate a tight turn, avoiding the overhanging stoplights by less than a few inches.
A Chicago fireman oversees the move, ensuring the safety of the many onlookers. The tank now rests in the Swedish American Museum's parking lot at Foster and Ashland.
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