Fountain of the Continents


FOUNTAIN LOCATION
  Fountain of the Continents  
Theme Center, under Unisphere, main axis south end of promenade
CONSULTANTS AREA
 
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
OR9-9140
and
Clarke and Rapuano, Inc.
830 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL4-1030
 
Diameter of Pool Basin - 300 feet
CONTRACTORS
 
D. Fortunato, Inc.-General
Hatzel & Buehler-Electrical
T.F. Mulligan-Mechanical
 

Source: Operations Manual - New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation

 Line Drawing
The Fountain surrounding the Unisphere features a double ring of water jets, projecting vertical streams of water from 8 to 40 feet in height, simulating an advancing wave action. The globe seemingly floats in space, on a number of water sprays. The rising and falling motion of the advancing wave pattern suggests a rotation of the Unisphere. There are 96 streams in all, propelled by motors totalling 400 horsepower, delivering over 15,000 gallons of water per minute. A modified form of this fountain will be retained for the post-fair park.

 

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