Sunday, May 08, 2011

#FriendshipFountain Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, 2011 Updates

I got the opportunity to get down to Friendship Fountain on Friday afternoon as usual but also took an extra trip down Saturday Morning...

New Panoramic image here:

It was busy on Friday, there had to be at least 20 workers on site, Pipe fitters installing the nozzles, Electricians working on lighting, AC General guys installing the guardrails and workers laying Turf Block.

Turf Block was being laid behind the Pumphouse. Turf Block is Designed to allow for a more natural look for an area that will experience vehicle traffic.

I wasn't able to get on the roof of the Pumphouse on Friday but was able to on Saturday morning to get some new overview pictures.

On Saturday I was also able to get down into the Fountain Pool once again and took some close-ups of the different ring sections as well as the got a close look at the work the electricians were doing.

See a 360 degree video taken from the exact center of the Fountain Pool.

There are 72 electrical connection boxes, each of which must be filled with a special insulating and sealing compound to completely waterproof the wiring.

As I mentioned the AC General guys were hard at work installing the new stainless steel guardrails which look really good.

The nozzles have all been placed back into place, they have all been reconditioned by AC General and look like they are ready for another 20 year stint...

The pipes have all had water pushed through them prior to the nozzles being replaced to clean out any loose material and sometime in the next week I expect to receive a call from Larry, the Project Manager, indicating they are ready to test the Fountain's full water features...

Until then...



Anonymous said...

You are doing a great job! I had helped a friend on his proposal trying to win this job. I was surprised to learn this project was not as costly as people may think and is well worth the expense.

I have to admit, it would have been fun to have been a part of the refit. Can't wait for the unveil.


Bob said...

Thanks Terry,

In fact I just got back from the first Night Time test of the Fountain lighting and music programming and will be posting a new post about that tomorrow.

Thanks for the support,