Built in 1896, the Tirtanadi Water Tower is not an ordinary structure in Medan. It is known as Medan’s true icon, standing tall in the middle of the Medan traffic, along the intersection of Sisingamangaraja Street and Pandu Street. The Water tower of Tirtanadi is not only the city’s landmark but is very useful in draining water to every corner of Medan city.
Known as a legacy of the Dutch colonization, the water tank was completed in the year 1908 with Building no. 3D-036. It was previously called the Water Tower in the Pandu Street but later on became known as the Tirtanadi Water Tower. It is located right at the crossroads of Sisingamangaraja Street, Cirebon Street, Hi Ani Idrus Street and Pandu Street. The Tirtanadi Water Tank has been part of the Tirtanadi Regional Water Company under the label of NV Water Leiding Maatschappij Ajer Beresih, with headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands and established on September 1905. When the North Sumatra Bill No. 11 of 1979 was enacted, the company was permitted to use another name; hence, it is called the Regional Water Company Tirtanadi. [Read more…]