Highland Park landmark featured on ‘Oceania’ cover 9:50 pm // Thursday, June 21, 2012Posted by susan in chicago, news, oceania, photography.
The structure on the cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ new album Oceania has been identified as the North Shore Sanitary District Tower. The tower is located in tony Chicago suburb Highland Park, which also happens to be Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan’s current home base.
Built in 1931, the tower features Art Deco motifs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 (you can search for it on their site by entering the reference number 83000322). It is located on a knoll just off the shores of Lake Michigan, near Rosewood Beach.
UPDATE (6/23): The tower is featured in an animated promotional video for the Australian release of Oceania.