BANGOR (NEWS CENTER) -- Looking for a peak from which to see Greater Bangor's foliage? The Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor will be open to the public Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 6.
Bangor Water District opens the standpipe, which is between Union and Ohio Streets, four times a year for tours. It's also open in March, May and July.
The standpipe was built in 1897. It is 110 feet high, 85 feet in diameter and the flagpole on top is 38 feet. The tank inside holds 1.75 million gallons of water.
It is said that the lights that line the top of the standpipe are what gave Bangor the nickname the "Queen City," because they look like a crown.