Újpest Water Tower

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Újpest Water Tower
Újpestvíztoronycivertanlegi.jpg
General information
TypeWater tower
Architectural styleArt Nouveau
LocationÚjpest, Budapest, Hungary
Construction started1911
Completed1912
ClientMagyar Vízmű Részvénytársaság
Height27 m (89 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectGyőző Mihailich, Ödön Dümmerling
Architecture firmCompagnie Générále des Conduites d' Eau Liége Belgique

The Újpest Water Tower (Hungarian: Újpesti víztorony) is one of many water towers in Budapest.

History[edit]

The Újpest Water Tower played an important role in World War II. Explosives were stored within the tower, possibly reserved for its later destruction. In December 1944, Hungarian partisans ambushed the Arrow Cross guards and seized the ammunition, thus preventing the tower from being destroyed. Had it been destroyed, the entire area would have been left without water.

References[edit]

  • Ungváry, K.; Lukacs, J.; Löb, L. (2005). The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-10468-4. Retrieved 2021-05-03.

Coordinates: 47°33′45″N 19°06′23″E / 47.56240°N 19.10642°E / 47.56240; 19.10642