Focus Friday - Notable Fountains

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Friday, Apr 2 2010 by

Tallest Fountains in the World

King Fahd's Fountain (Google Maps)
King Fahd's Fountain

Fountain Hills Fountain (Birds Eye)
Fountain Hills Fountain
Dubai Fountain (Google Maps)
Dubai Fountain

Jet d'eau (water fountain) (Bing Maps)
Jet d'eau (water fountain)

Notable Fountains in the US

Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont Memorial Fountain, in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C (1921), by the architect and sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.

Dupont Circle (Google Maps)
Dupont Circle

Buckingham Fountain, in Grant Park, Chicago, can shoot water 150 feet (46 meters) into the air. (1927)

Buckingham Fountain (Birds Eye)
Buckingham Fountain

The Unisphere, the centerpiece of the New York World’s Fair (1964)

Unisphere (Birds Eye)

The Vaillancourt Fountain, San Francisco, by French-Canadian artist Armand Vaillancourt, is officially called Quebec Libre!(1971)

'Fountain' (Birds Eye)

Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth, Texas, by Philip Johnson and John Burgee (1974)

Ft. Worth Convention Center and Water Gardens (Birds Eye)
Ft. Worth Convention Center and Water Gardens

The Civil Rights Memorial Fountain (1989). A thin film of water flows slowly over the stone, and visitors are invited to touch the names.

Civil Rights Memorial (Birds Eye)
Civil Rights Memorial

Fountain of the Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta (1996)

Centennial Olympic Park and fountains (Birds Eye)
Centennial Olympic Park and fountains

The Musical Fountain of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, with pivoting nozzles to vary the patterns of the water, controlled by computers and accompanied by music (1998).

Bellagio Fountains (Birds Eye)
Bellagio Fountains