Saturday, March 26, 2011

#FriendshipFountain March 25 Renovation Update

Friday was just another beautiful day once the smoke started clearing and on the River I just doesn't get much better then this... That was the backdrop for this weeks trip to the Fountain which brought some real excitement in terms of progress with the renovations.

Immediately upon entering the Park area you can see the new Park benches wrapping the palm trees as well as the picnic tables dotting the west side of the Park. But what really grabs your attention is the Fountain Pool itself which was just freshly painted a beautiful blue (paint fumes still in the air)...



As I walked into the park excitedly mentioning the Fountain pool Larry, the Site Project Manager, saw me and asked if I had been in the pump house yet this trip, with a wide grin on his face... I hadn't so he said you have to see this...



The new Custom made pumps for the Fountain Water features are in place and ready for the final connections. I also got the opportunity to go down into the Sump room and saw the brand new water pickups and water return from the Fountain pool, a sight that is only available when the pool is completely empty...



Also the new Park benches and picnic tables are in place...



As I said in the outset lots of exciting steps having taken place since my last visit and I honestly believe the Men working on the project are getting a bit excited about the project as well, as everytime I speak with one of them they are sure to point out "have you seen this yet, or that"...

Gonna be wonderful to see the Fountain back in operation surrounded with a new beautiful and more visitor friendly park...

One last parting mention, I have started a new Image Folder with "Comparison" shots, some from before and now and some with intermediate steps picured, I hope that some of you find this of interest...



Oh and hey folks don't be shy, feel free to post your thoughts or comments regarding the renovations :)

Until next time,
Bob

2 comments:

bnc5 said...

Hi, Bob! Love the before and after photos, and especially the pump house and sump room photos! Thanks for the interior view.

I was on the Riverwalk Friday evening, peeking in to look at the progress. I couldn't see much from the ground, but the bright blue bowl is easy to see from the Main Street Bridge or Skyway.

Keep up the great work!

Bob said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I am getting really excited about the finished product, really starting to come along.

Hopefully the next few weeks will move along as well as the last month or so has...

-Bob