Friday, January 14, 2011

Our Frosty Fountain

Shouldn't all fountains be left on in the winter to look this beautiful?

Unfortunately, most fountains aren't because freezing temperatures can damage their internal plumbing systems. Two years ago our Capital Projects Department tackled that problem by "winterizing" the Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, located on the park's aptly named Fountain Terrace.

The installation of radiant heaters in the plumbing chamber beneath the fountain makes it possible for us to keep the water running year round, without worrying about damage.

Not only does the icy fountain complement the park's winter amenities, Citi PondSM and The Holiday Shops, it's also one of the most popular spots in the park for a photo op on freezing cold days.

Thanks to Tamara who mentioned our fountain on her blog and inspired this post!

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