Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Buckingham Fountain $25 Million Renovation

The 81-year-old Buckingham Fountain located in Grant Park will be renovated for the second time in 15 years to produce even more fabulous water show.

The $25 million renovation will be paid with park, city and possibly state funds. Additional$1 million has been generated from the Lollapalooza music festival and $8 million from an endowment for the fountain.

Details of the project are still in discussion phase. It is known that the officials are considering a more dramatic lighting show that would coordinate with lighting installed along Congress Parkway.

The fountain closes Sept. 2, about two months earlier than last year. Renovation will start after the Labor Day.

While the fountains are working and the weather is fabulous benefit from the Grant Park events.

This rather costly but promising renovation is meant to draw more visitors to the city and impress the panel of International Olympic Committee experts scheduled to visit in the spring.

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