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Most Amazing Fountains Around The World
A collection of the Top Most Awesome Fountains Around The World which will amaze everyone .
31. Crown Fountain Millenium Park Chicago
Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park is a major addition to the citys world renowned public art collection. The fountain consists of two 50 foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad social spectrum of Chicago citizens a reference to the traditional use of gargoyles in fountains where faces of mythological beings were sculpted with open mouths to allow water a symbol of life to flow out.Plensa adapted this practice by having faces of Chicago citizens projected on LED screens and having water flow through an outlet in the screen to give the illusion of water spouting from their mouths. The collection of faces Plensas tribute to Chicagoans was taken from a cross section of 1 000 residents. The fountain water features operate during the year between mid spring and mid fall while the images remain on view year round.
32. Fountain of Rings Omni Hotel CNN Center
A key feature of the park is the Fountain of Rings interactive fountain which features computer controlled lights and jets of water synchronized with music played from speakers in light towers surrounding the fountain. The fountain forms a splash pad that was designed for children to frolic in as well as for concert goers and joggers to cool off in on hot Atlanta summer days. The waterplay area consists of 251 jets that shoot 12 to 35 feet 4 to 10 m in the air and also creates a beautiful water sculpture thats essentially the front yard of the nearby museum. An important formal architectural landmark that is also a fun and playful space the computer controlled fountain concept has since been replicated in other urban designs such as Dundas Square in Toronto and in commercial uses such as the Bellagio Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.The fountain area is surrounded by flags representing the host countries of each Summer Olympics preceding the 1996 games and eight 65 foot tall light towers reminiscent of classical Greek marker columns.There are several pieces of sculpture scattered through the park including a statue of Pierre de Coubertin father of the modern Olympic movement. A small amphitheatre is located at the southern end of the park.
33. 71 Fountain Ohio
Fountain square has many events all through the week including speeches games movies concerts giveaways and festivals. The square also has many seasonal events such as Halloween on the square the ice rink Octoberfest largest outside of Germany citation needed and more.To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day 2010 the square featured EcoSculpt 2010 an exhibit of sustainable art. The exhibit included Atlas Recycled by Tom Tsuchiya a sculpture made of used atlases that doubled as a recycling receptacle for plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
34. Fonte do Ibirapuera Sao Paulo Brazil
This amazing FOUNTAIN was built in 2004 to celebrate 450 years of Sao Paulo. The president of Brazil was personally present at the opening ceremony. This is not just a fountain but also an amazing show of light sound and movement one should definitely visit while traveling in Sao Paolo.
35. Dubai Mall Fountain Dubai
The Dubai Fountain is the world tallest performing fountain in Downtown Dubai.At over 900 ft in length equivalent to over two football pitches The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30 acre Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies.The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water up to impressive heights.Over 6 600 WET Superlights the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today and 25 colour PROJECTORS create a visual spectrum of over 1 000 different water expressions while 50 colour projectors provide a full spectrum of colour with a total output of 1.5 million lumens.The fountain performs to a range of different songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. When operational the fountain has over 22 000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment.
36. Nacka Fountain Stockholm Sweden
A few weeks ago I traveled to Stockholm Sweden to visit Millesgarden the home studio and gardens of Swedish sculptor Carl Milles 1875 1955 and to see the famous God and the Rainbow sculpture fountain by Milles in Nacka Strand Sweden.Millesgarden Curator Evelina Berglund spent an afternoon with me and my husband showing us Carl and Olga Milles home and studios the stunning sculpture and botanical gardens where we saw two Marshall Fredericks sculptures Leaping Gazelle and The Thinker and the exhibition hall that was constructed in 1999 for temporary exhibitions. It was all exquisite and memorable.At age 87 Fredericks was asked by the director of Millesgarden to enlarge a 1930s sketch model by Milles into an eighty six foot high bronze sculpture to be permanently sited in the harbor at Nacka Strand. The God and the Rainbow sculpture fountain is seen annually by hundreds of thousands of visitors to Stockholm who pass it by on cruise ships and smaller aquatic vessels in the harbor. It is more beautiful and powerful than I could have imagined.
37. Julie Penrose Fountain Colorado USA
The Continuum Julie Penrose Fountain designed by David Barber and Bill Burgess is a sculptural fountain representing the life giving movement of water between the atmosphere and the earth. The fountain was originally FUNDED in part by a generous gift to the City of Colorado Springs from the El Pomar Foundation in order to advance Julie Penrose passion for arts and culture. It provides a free safe entertainment for children and adults of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.The Friends of Julie Penrose Fountain is a non profit FUND of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and accepts tax deductible donations from the public to sustain the operating and maintenance costs of this fountain in perpetuity ensuring that the Julie Penrose Fountain remains free for all to enjoy.Water flows inside the rotating sculpture and into wading pools. It was dedicated June 7 2007 at America the Beautiful Park at 126 Cimino Drive. Named The Continuum by the sculptor. Designed by David Barber and Bill Burgess this sculptural fountain represents the life giving movement of water between the atmosphere and the earth.
38. Multimedia fountain Wroclaw Poland
The Wroc?aw Fountain is located in the historic Wroc?aw exhibition ground. It is next to the early modernist Centennial Hall and encircled within the Wroc?aw Pergola.Built in 2009 it is currently one of the largest operating fountains in Europe.The 1 hectare 110 000 sq ft fountain incorporates over 300 jets to create moving dancing screens of water. They are used with music and light by a computerized multimedia program for animated water shows.
39. City Hall Fountains Downtown Edmonton Canada
The building features two steel and glass pyramids one 43 metres high ground to peak on top of a three storey concrete structure. One pyramid provides natural light for the main atrium the other for the council chambers. 5 The building also features a 200 foot clock Friendship Tower topped with a 23 carillon bells. 6 Located on the eastern edge of the financial district in Edmontons downtown the building is the main feature on Sir Winston Churchill Square. In the winter the fountain is converted to a skating rink.The design for the city hall met with some controversy when it was first announced. The original design called for the building to be topped with four cones. The cones were meant to pay tribute to the tipis that the First Nations once lived in on the site. The design met with negative feedback from the public as they felt it looked like dunce caps and nuclear reactors. 7 Dub Architects then revised their design to replace the cones with the pyramids with the pyramids designed to be evocative of the Rocky Mountains. The design was received much more warmly by the public and was dubbed Pyramid Power by the press.
40. El Alamein Fountain Kings Cross Sydney
The El Alamein Memorial Fountain 1 is a fountain and war memorial in the city of Sydney New South Wales Australia. It is located in the Kings Cross area at the entrance to the Fitzroy Gardens on the corner of Darlingurst Road and Macleay Street. 2 The El Alamein Fountain was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in 1942 during the Second World War in two battles at El Alamein Egypt 3 and was designed by the New Zealand born architect Bob Woodward.The El Alamein Fountain in Fitzroy Gardens King Cross opened in 1961 as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Forces 9th Division and commemorates the Battle of El Alamein Egypt in World War II. Over the past seven months the City of Sydney has carefully restored the State Heritage listed fountain to its original condition and has undertaken essential waterproofing works.The restoration was in accordance with the intention of the fountains designer the late Australian architect Robert Bob Woodward and subject to ongoing consultation with his family.
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