Sunday, April 22, 2007

Water works

The Oracle Fountain at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, Illinois puts on a show of leaping streams of water. The fountain was designed by WET Design of Los Angeles, most famous for the “leapfrog” fountains at Walt Disney World.

Completed in 1999, the fountain, which is located at center court of the suburban shopping mall, consists of concentric terraced rings with a steel latticework in the center from which the jets of water emanate.

A number of WET’s “water features,” as they are called, grace the Chicagoland area. Several shopping areas are home to these dancing waters, as is Navy Pier, McCormick Place and the Water Tower Place.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photo © 2007 James Jordan.

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