Offline for upgrades, Crown Fountain will resume amusing in mid-April
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Photo by Steven Dahlman Offline for upgrades, Crown Fountain will resume amusing in mid-April

(Left) Crown Fountain, photographed on February 26. (Click on image to view larger version.)

5-Mar-17 – Bundled for the winter, Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain will be spitting again “around April 15,” says a city spokesperson. Several glass blocks and granite surfaces are being repaired, technology behind the fountain is being upgraded, and other maintenance is being done while it is offline for the winter.

Crown Fountain is comprised of two 50-foot towers, with a shallow pool between them, that project video of Chicagoans appearing to spout water from their mouths. It is the work of artist Jaume Plensa and was installed in 2004 near Michigan Avenue & Monroe Street.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 5-Mar-17 3:02 AM

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