Pool of Reflections


FOUNTAIN LOCATION
  Pool of Reflections  
On Main Esplanade east of Theme Center
CONSULTANTS AREA
 
Clarke and Rapuano, Inc.
830 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL4-1030
and
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
OR9-9140
 
length: 314 feet
width: 54 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 Pool of Reflections, incorporates a series of five water ponds at stepped heights, with water flowing from higher to lower levels to form a long cascading type pool. The pool reflects the Unisphere and enhances the splendor of the main promenade. It will remain after the Fair, as an enduring feature of Flushing Meadow Park. The circulation is about 1,000 gallons of water per minute, and is illuminated by 320 underwater fixtures, equally distributed under each of four weirs.

 

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