A Bangor landmark, which offers one of the best views of the city – and beyond, is open to the public tonight. Four times a year, members of the community are invited to climb the 100-plus stairs to the top of the Thomas Hill Standpipe. The standpipe was built in 1897 to maintain water pressure in the city’s higher elevations. It’s now designated by the American Water Works Association as an American Water Landmark. The standpipe opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday and visitors can check out the view from there until 9 p.m. Then it will close to the public until the fall.