by Stephen Russell Shilling
Stephen Russell Shilling
Photograph - Archival Inkjet Print
An image of Lincoln Center's famous Revson Fountain in the Josie Robertson Plaza.
Lincoln Center�s Revson Fountain located on Josie Robertson Plaza, described by many as the main lobby to the entire campus, is considered to be the complex�s most recognizable destination for countless New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. The Revson Fountain has been redesigned to reference the earlier water feature designed by Philip Johnson, and has been given the appearance of a floating granite ring, opening views across the Plaza in all directions. The pool of water, formerly retained by the solid granite base of the original fountain, has been converted to a shallow water surface at Plaza level. New technologies provide automated windspray sensors that adjust water pressure, height, and volume. Special nozzles and lighting systems allow for a multitude of special-effect water and light configurations and upgrades.
The new Revson Fountain features concentric rings of alternating continuously flowing jets and pulsing jets �MicroShooters that are encompassed by a dense outer band of continuously flowing jets. The jets in the outer band are comprised of glassy and frothy water expressions while the jets within the inner concentric rings are glassy expressions. The continuous flowing jets can reach a maximum height of approximately 10-12 feet. The pulsing jets are individually controlled and have the ability to create vertical water expressions between 6 inches and 40 feet in height. The feature has a wide range of breadth in terms of choreography and can for example, create a wide range of water expressions from slow morphing geometric masses to fast paced chases. At night the feature is vibrantly illuminated with white light.
August 31st, 2015
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