Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain | Kansas City Fountains

Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain

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    Pershing Road & Main St

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    1. Pershing Road

    Artist/Designer: WET Design & BNIM

    Installed: 2001

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    This gift to the city in the name of the co-founder of H&R Block, Inc is located at Pershing & Main Streets between Union Station and the Liberty Memorial. It features 232 jets arranged in three concentric rings within an ellipse of black granite. A thin sheen of water on the flat granite creates a mirror to reflect the monumental architecture on either side. A computer choreographs an ever-changing pattern of display. On each hour and half-hour, a five-minute “high show” presents a celebration of water in movement. The fountain was designed by WET Design, the designers of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.

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