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Chance to Play a Part in Vukovar Water Tower Restoration Project

How Vukovar water tower will look (photo: vukovar city)

How Vukovar water tower will look (photo: vukovar city)

A chance to be part of the Vukovar water tower development project ‘Vukovar Water Tower – Symbol of Croatian Unity’…

The water tower is one of the most famous symbols of Vukovar and the suffering of the city and country during the Croatian War of Independence. The water tower itself was largely destroyed after it was hit more than 600 times during the siege in the Battle of Vukovar.

The water tower will, according to plans, undergo major development starting this summer. It will not be restored to its original state and will instead become a memorial area to the pain and suffering that Vukovar endured.

The memorial park will have parking spaces, public restrooms, a playground and a restaurant. All the elements would be constructed using ‘green architecture’, to prevent downplaying the importance of the water tower. Entrance to the water tower would be at the original place, and will lead to the outer panoramic elevators oriented towards the Danube. There will be a memorial room whilst the holes in the tower from missiles will not be touched. The water tower will have a lookout at the top.

Architect plans of water tower once complete

Architect Goran Rako’s plans of water tower once complete

Donations for the project, which is set to cost around 20 million kuna, are currently being collected in Croatia and around the world. A number of prominent business people and sportspeople, including Barcelona star Ivan Rakitić, have donated.

Water tower as it is today

Water tower as it is today

Donations are currently being accepted from anywhere in the world. If you would like to donate the details are below. All those who donate will have their name displayed at the memorial park.

Bank details:

Donations in Croatia:
IBAN HR6525000091501143536
MODEL HR24,
POZIV NA BROJ 7765-OIB UPLATITELJA,
OPIS: PROJEKT VODOTORANJ

For donations from abroad: Use IBAN with SWIFT CODE/ BIC Hypo Alpe Adria Bank d.d. Zagreb: HAABHR22

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