World's Fair Information Manual


FOUNTAIN
Lunar Fountain
CONSULTANTS
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
OR 9-9140
CONTRACTORS
Julius Auserehl & Son-General
Metropolitan Electric Construction
_Company-Electrical
J.L. Murphy-Mechanical
LOCATION
On the Avenue of Asia, north of Promenade
AREA
pool basin 120 feet in diameter
DESIGNER
J. S. Hamel
Gilmore D. Clarke
Donald Oenslager

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
Parabolic jet streams, reaching heights of 30 feet, radiate from 16 nozzles, on the top of an elliptical dome, 24 feet in diameter at its base. A sheet of flowing water covers the dome, and flickering lights from within give a lively appearance. Thousands of gallons of water are being recirculated every minute of its operation. The tranquil impact of its design is suggestive of the moon, that quiet heavenly body, which by its shining brightness relieves the darkness of the night.

Lunar Fountain

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

 

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