Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain

Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain

Pershing Road & Main St

Artist/Designer: WET Design & BNIM

Installed: 2001


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.