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Vukovar water tower
Vukovar water tower after the Croatian War of Independence.
45°20′38″N 19°00′44″E / 45.3440°N 19.0122°E
50.3 m (165 ft)
2 (24,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Hidrotehna Zagreb d.o.o.
Vukovar water tower ( Croatian: ) is a Vukovarski vodotoranj water tower in the Croatian city of Vukovar. It is one of the most famous symbols of Vukovar and the suffering of the city and the county in the Battle of Vukovar and the Croatian War of Independence, when the water tower and the city itself were largely destroyed by the Serb forces.
History [ edit ]
The water tower was designed by the company
Plan and built by Hidrotehna Zagreb, in the late 1960s. It was built in a city park, popularly known as Najpar-bašća, in the district of Mitnica. [1 ]
Until the war, the top of the tower was home to a restaurant with a view over Vukovar, Dunav and surrounding vineyards.
Serbian attack on Vukovar, the water tower was one of the most frequent targets of enemy artillery. It was hit more than 600 times during the siege.
After the reintegration of Vukovar into the
Republic of Croatia, reconstruction of water tower was initiated by Croatian President Franjo Tuđman, but that has since changed. The water tower will not be restored to its original state and will instead become a memorial area to the pain and suffering that Vukovar endured.
Water tower before the war.
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