World's Fair Information Manual


FOUNTAIN
Astral Fountain
CONSULTANTS
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
OR 9-9140
CONTRACTORS
D. Fortunato, Inc.-General
Hatzel & Buehler-Electrical
T.F. Mulligan-Mechanical
LOCATION
Court of Stars, south of the
Theme Center
AREA
pool basin 140 feet in diameter
DESIGNER
J. S. Hamel
Gilmore D. Clarke
Donald Oenslager

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Astral Fountain features a central column of water 70 feet high, ringed with 40 jets flowing at the rate of 5,600 gallons per minute. The configuration is enhanced by a fretwork of a star-patterned design, 60 feet high and 60 feet in diameter, that rotates around the central column at a speed of two feet per second. The structure is adorned with 120 starr-set nozzles ejecting lacy streams of water totaling 2,600 gallons per minute, producing an unusual and delightful display.

Astral Fountain

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

 

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