Tallest Fountains in the World
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.
Buckingham Fountain, in Grant Park, Chicago, can shoot water 150 feet (46 meters) into the air. (1927)
The Unisphere, the centerpiece of the New York World’s Fair (1964)
The Vaillancourt Fountain, San Francisco, by French-Canadian artist Armand Vaillancourt, is officially called Quebec Libre!(1971)
Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth, Texas, by Philip Johnson and John Burgee (1974)
The Civil Rights Memorial Fountain (1989). A thin film of water flows slowly over the stone, and visitors are invited to touch the names.
Fountain of the Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta (1996)
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).