Monday, September 13, 2010

Water Fountains of Chicago - II

Harris Bank Fountain..
By Russell Secrest../1935
The fountain sculpture was commissioned by Harris Bank for its plaza at Monroe and LaSalle streets.
Seven jets of water splash from and through the seven blue-green bronze pedestrals that make up for this fountain sculpture.. The interconnected petallike arms extend 6 1/2 feet in height and the water flows into a massive granite basin that is 22 feet in diameter..
# Harris Bank Fountain..

Gateway Park Fountain..
Navy Pier..

The Daley Plaza Fountain..

Exelon Plaza Fountain..
The fountain in the plaza is formed by nine square tubes of water rising to varying heights [similar to the Sears Tower].
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Nicholas J Melas Centennial Plaza and Fountain..
Location: Chicago River Esplanade in the north bank of Chicago River..
The Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain was built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. It is is located at McClurg Court and the Chicago River.

Fountain at the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens..
Address; 1800 West Prairie Avenue ..
Opened: 2000
Designed by Chicago landscape architect Mimi McKay
This 4-acre park park was created to pay tribute to important women in the history of Chicago. The beautiful building in the background is the Clarks House, considered the oldest surviving domestic structure in Chicago..

Fountain at Printer's Row Square..

Fountain at Grant Park Formal Garden..

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