Centennial Fountain & Plaza - Downtown West Palm Beach FL

While still employed at Burkhardt Construction, Greg Marion assumed the position of Project Manager / Superintendent during the construction of this highly specialized, computerized, interactive fountain and plaza in Downtown West Palm Beach. The project was the focal point of the 1994 "Centennial Celebration" of West Palm Beach's 100-Year Birthday.

The fountain itself consists of 17 zones powered by centrifugal pumps operated by variable frequency drives. Its triangular shape contains 105 individual triangular shaped cast stone pavers with 105 nozzles and 105 lights eccentrically located centrally within the individual triangles. Needless to say, the layout of this fountain was particularly challenging.

It also contains a primary reservoir, a secondary reservoir, a below-grade vault which contains all of the electrical switchgear, pumps, VFDs, computers and the like.

The water in this fountain is "switched out" every 5 days, and fresh water is introduced as the Plaza's irrigation system uses the reservoirs for its source. This, in addition to the fountains' "brominating system" provides for a sterile environment during interaction with patrons. This landmark has become quite the attraction on Clematis Street.

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