World's Fair Information Manual

Fountain of Progress-South
Clarke & Rapuano, Inc.
830 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL 4-1030
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
OR 9-9140
Transportation Area, south of center
Diameter of pool basin-80 feet
Julius Auserehl & Sons-General
Metropolitan Electrical Construction Co. -Electrical
J. L. Murphy-Mechanical

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

The Fountain of Progress-South, displays a five-point star layout of jets, with a sunken basin in the center and a series of parabolic streams in the outer area. The seemingly boiling and bubbling water in the center rises and falls in a cascading action over the sides of the stepped structure, while the outer parabolic jets vary in crown of elevation from 5 to 16 feet in height with a horizontal throw of from 15 to 27 feet. Two motor driven pumps keep 2,600 gallons of water in circulation every minute to create this delightful effect.