CARSID WATER TOWER [BE]
Exploration #56 Carsid water tower (testo italiano a fondo pagina). This water tower is inside the large abandoned industry area in Charleroi called CARSID or cokerie de Marchienne. Here in 1838 a coke-fired blast furnace was established along the river Sambre by the newborn company Société Anonyme des Laminoirs, Forges, Fonderies et Usines de la Providence (shorten Forges de la Providence). Although coke ovens were present on site since the beginning, a first modern coke plant was established in 1908 to support the three existing blast furnaces. At the time, the Providence steelworks were amongst the largest in the Charleroi region and whole Belgium too.
The majority of the buildings in this part were demolished but the inner of the tower was worth to be visited. The climb to the top of the tower also offered a nice view on the surrounding.
This gallery is about the water tower only, but if you are curious you can find my exploration of the other areas of this huge industrial plant here: the cokerie, the power station.
Esplorazione #56. Questa torre dell’acqua si trova in una grande area industriale abbandonata. La maggior parte degli edifici in questa zona è stata demolita, ma l’interno della torre meritava di essere visitato. La salita in cima alla torre offre anche una bella vista sui dintorni.
E’ possibile vedere le mie foto dell’esplorazione delle altre zone di questo immenso sito industriale qua: the cokerie, the power station.