Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas is getting a ginormous “super fountain” that will be soon be the world’s tallest interactive fountain.
The fountain is capable of shooting jets of water up to 95 feet high and columns of water 100 feet in the air. It will feature a central island of three stainless steel trees from which water will pulse and jet. The base of the fountain will have a shallow, highly reflective splash pool. At night, this insane fountain will have colorful light shows with streams of water synchronized to music.
This absolutely absurd fountain is all thanks to a generous $10 million Christmas gift from park board member Nancy Best and her husband, Randy, the park said in a news release this week.
Nancy Best Blew $10 MILLION On A Water Fountain During A Pandemic
That’s right – while thousands of Dallas Fort Worth residents are going hungry and on the verge of eviction, someone thought it was a good idea to blow $10 million on a gaudy fountain during the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis.
“The only way to describe this fountain is spectacular,” Jody Grant, chairman of the board of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, said in a news release. “It will truly be unlike anything seen before. When you look at aerial photos of Dallas in the future, we firmly believe this is the ‘blimp shot’ you will see. It will be a signature structure that by day beckons children at play and by night delights visitors with a spectacular show, reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower light show in Paris.”
Another “blimp shot” of Dallas:
Where Will The Giant Fountain In Dallas Be Located?
The gaudy giant fountain will be located at the Pearl Street entrance of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas.
“Klyde Warren Park has been a labor of love for both Randy and me,” Nancy Best said. “It’s a great honor and privilege to make this gift, and we hope it will spur others to do what they can, whether it be via donation, volunteering or simply a random act of kindness, to continue to make our city a place we can all be proud to call home.”
Construction will begin in the summer of 2021 and is expected to be finished by December.
World’s Tallest Fountain Is Coming To Downtown Dallas
The world’s tallest fountain is coming to downtown Dallas and it’s absolutely absurd someone thought this was a good idea during a pandemic and economic crisis.
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