Vukovar water tower
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|Vukovar water tower|
|Height||50.3 m (165 ft)|
|Floor area||2200 m3 water|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Hidrotehna Zagreb d.o.o.|
Vukovar water tower (Croatian: Vukovarski vodotoranj) is a 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 country in the Battle of Vukovar and the Croatian War of Independence, when the water tower and the city itself were largely destroyed by the Yugoslav forces.
Until the war, the top of the tower was home to a restaurant with a view over Vukovar, Dunav and surrounding vineyards.
Today, it converted into a museum with a restaurant while the traces of the war will remain.
After the reintegration of Vukovar into the Republic of Croatia, reconstruction of the water tower was initiated by Croatian President Franjo Tuđman, but the process was dropped and the tower instead become a memorial area to the pain and suffering that Vukovar endured. It was officially opened on 30 October 2020, with public access becoming available the following day.[failed verification]
- Paun, Milan (16 July 2010). "Ne potkopavajte Vodotoranj da se ne sruši". Vukovarske novine (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- "International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, page 2567".
- "Vukovar Water Tower – a symbol of Croatian unity officially opened". Croatia Week. 31 October 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
- Media related to Vukovar Water Tower at Wikimedia Commons