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FOUNTAIN AT FOUNTAIN PLAZA

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Fountain at Fountain Plaza

Stu Dawson (Sculptor), Fontanese, Folt, Aubrecht (Architect), Sasaki Associates (Designer), Dev-Con Associates (Contractor)
 

Dedicated 11/1991
 

Medium

Medium Category

Rough-cut Carnelian Granite Stones stacked on Concrete Footer
 

Fountain

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 30 N/A N/A 20
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

Description
The fountain consists of large, rough, quarried blocks sawn flat on top and bottom and then stacked. Water cascades over upright stone into a pool. Other quarry blocks appear randomly placed around vertical elements with mist jets supplying water spray. Inscription reads: "Buffalo's Fountain Plaza was planned, designed and financed with the work and help of the following public and private organizations: City of Buffalo, Mayor James Griffin, Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, Main-Genesee Urban Design Task Group, N.Y.S. Urban Development Corp., Rotary Club of Buffalo, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Dev-Con Associates-Developers, Fontanese, Folts, Aubrecht-Architects, Fountain Plaza November 1991."

Biographical Info.

Bio.
The fountain is adjacent to a reflecting pool that is lined with 24 flagpoles. The reflecting pool doubles as an ice skating rink in the winter. The ice skating rink is 30 percent larger than the ice surface at Rockefeller Plaza." The granite for this fountain weighed in at over 240 tons at the time of installation. The fountain is capable of circulating 1,500 gallons of water per minute.


 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Main St. and Chippewa St. intersection
 
Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
N/A
 
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey July 1992 Good Good N/A