Old water tower gets facelift

Westbound motorists in uptown Columbus Wednesday morning got to see a new painting unveiled.

The old Eagle & Phenix Mill water tower has been shrouded by a large containment system for the last few weeks as workers first prepped it for painting and then painted it.

Wednesday morning, a fresh coat of silver paint gleamed in the morning sun.

The work began in mid-February as workers from the Utility Service Company in Perry, Ga., installed tyhe necessary hardware to hold the containment system.

The former Eagle & Phenix Mill is being converted into loft apartments and retail space by the real estate division of the W.C. Bradley Company.