Speaking of water towers, THIS is a water tower. When your water is guarded by eagles and helmeted dudes with big swords, you KNOW it is safe.
It's the Washburn water tower in the Tanglewood neighborhood of Minneapolis. Originally built in 1893 to provide water for the Washburn Memorial Orphan Asylum, it was rebuilt in 1932 from a design by an architect, sculptor, and engineer that lived in the neighborhood.
It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is recognized by the Society for Classy Treatment of Water.