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Water Tower Tour & Taxis

Water Tower Tour & Taxis

Abandoned art nouveau water tower

In a remote corner of a former freight station in Brussels, called the Maritime Station, a water tower in Art Nouveau style was built to refuel steam locomotives with water.

The water tower also supplied the steam turbines and the power plant built next to it to supply the station with electrical power. Both buildings were constructed between 1902 and 1910 when the freight station was erected.

The water tower has been out of use since 1957. Both monuments remained in the hands of the Belgian train company NMBS until 2016, when they were sold to the city of Brussels. The art nouveau monuments have not been given a new purpose to date.

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