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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 Serbian forces.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.
Until the war, the top of the tower was home to a restaurant with a view over Vukovar, Danube and surrounding vineyards. During the Battle of Vukovar, the water tower was one of the most frequent targets of artillery. It was hit more than 600 times during the siege, only because on it's top it was a Croatian flag and two of Croatian defeners changed the flag again and again every day during the Battle of Vukovar and that action provoked Serbian forces. After the reintegration of Vukovar into the Republic of Croatia, reconstruction of the 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.

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  • Copyright: Nikola Nadas (NickVu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 180] (187)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2017-01-31
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2017-02-01 15:09
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