The Water Tower Mall is OK, but you have to visit one of the citys oldest and coolest landmarks, the actual water tower. It survived the Chicago Fire in 1871 and still looks great. Inside the tower these days is a collection of photograhy from a local artist. They feature different displays of artwork every month or so. There are benches to sit around outside the tower. There is never a shortage of crowds here, but it's kinda cool to hang out here once in a while. Great place for a few outdoor photos!