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Old Posted Sep 15, 2021, 3:51 AM
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That looks nice, and it appears the rim of the basin is also cast iron?
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That looks nice, and it appears the rim of the basin is also cast iron?
I believe it is, yeah. The fountain was installed in 1895. The city refurbished the fountain a few years after several years of disrepair, and it looks fantastic now.
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I forgot about that one. Probably because I absolutely detest the building it’s next to.
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I didn’t know until recently that the columns around this fountain came from the nearby original Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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I will never understand the pedimented wall with three arches in front of that fountain. Then again, I will never understand the "crenelated" pointy parking garage behind the tower that looks like a leftover plan for the PPG Building in Pittsburgh with the glass removed. Nor will I ever understand the giant granite arch tacked onto the front of the tower. In hindsight, so much of Philip Johnson's work is a mess. He never knew how to make a tower that met the ground in a satisfactory way. AT&T in New York may have been about as close as he got. Pennzoil is definitely the closest he ever got in Houston... and it's now pretty much understood that he stole credit for that building's design from someone in his firm. The rest of his Houston towers were always best seen from a nearby freeway. That said, the beacon on "Transco" may be the best thing he ever gave Houston... that is, after they aimed it away from the windows of a couple of high rise apartment buildings in nearby Greenway Plaza.
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Winston-Salem:
Reynolda Gardens Waterfall
Landscape Engineering: Buckenham and Miller (1911)
Landscape Architect: Thomas Sears (1915)


This is the waterfall I spoke of earlier.


Waterfalls by Susan Smith, on Flickr


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It looks like Nashville is trying to build an amazing fountain.

https://fountainsofmusica.org/about/

https://fox17.com/news/local/water-f...xHHoV2PwIdVG-g
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I will never understand the pedimented wall with three arches in front of that fountain. Then again, I will never understand the "crenelated" pointy parking garage behind the tower that looks like a leftover plan for the PPG Building in Pittsburgh with the glass removed. Nor will I ever understand the giant granite arch tacked onto the front of the tower. In hindsight, so much of Philip Johnson's work is a mess. He never knew how to make a tower that met the ground in a satisfactory way. AT&T in New York may have been about as close as he got. Pennzoil is definitely the closest he ever got in Houston... and it's now pretty much understood that he stole credit for that building's design from someone in his firm. The rest of his Houston towers were always best seen from a nearby freeway. That said, the beacon on "Transco" may be the best thing he ever gave Houston... that is, after they aimed it away from the windows of a couple of high rise apartment buildings in nearby Greenway Plaza.
It's postmodern, you're not supposed to understand.

One Detroit Center meets the ground pretty well. I think that's his best work that isn't high modern, honestly.

That fountain is cool though.
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