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Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« on: August 30, 2010, 04:46:18 AM »
Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground



After several years of a future of uncertainty, work on the restoration of Friendship Fountain will begin this week.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 06:37:07 AM »
I plan on being there.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 06:50:20 AM »
Great news

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 08:16:41 AM »
i noticed all the orange fencing around the trees yesterday. Good to see they are going to repair the fountain to its former glory!

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 08:17:34 AM »
This is really great news. Nice to see the city actually making an effort to preserve what we have.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 08:48:23 AM »
Shame we don't get Johnny to install the 500 ft. high fountain in the river...  Guess mind bending progressive thought is just too much to ask for.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 08:53:28 AM »
Fountains are pretty but not very "green" when it comes to evaporation and water use. Think about the potable make up water they pump into the fountain on a daily basis when they ask you to conserve water at your house. 

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 09:20:07 AM »
Oh please, chill out LoL.  I'm excited for this project.
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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 09:25:08 AM »
Very good news.  I think all-in-all this is a well thought out project that should be a great upgrade/repair for the park.

Now, pull the remainder of the money from Met Park and use a bit to fix up the Shipyards property for public use and send all the rest of the cash to the Springfield parks chain.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 09:25:56 AM »
Shame we don't get Johnny to install the 500 ft. high fountain in the river...  Guess mind bending progressive thought is just too much to ask for.

OCKLAWAHA

I'm fine with not having a 500 ft geyser of yellow/brown river water.  Once we clean up the river, then we should consider this.  

Fountains are pretty but not very "green" when it comes to evaporation and water use. Think about the potable make up water they pump into the fountain on a daily basis when they ask you to conserve water at your house.  

They should use a rainwater collection system for supplying the fountain, or at least greywater of some sort.  There's no need to waste potable water on this.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 09:31:42 AM »
Oh please, chill out LoL.  I'm excited for this project.

I was thinking the same thing,,,geesh louise!

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 09:33:05 AM »
The brown color will not go away. It has been explained to me that it is due to the breaking down of leaves that fall, flow into the river.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 10:03:37 AM »
Yep, that water is never going to be anything but brown.  I grew up near the headwaters of the St. Johns and I have been there.  It's swampwater, and will always be.  The decaying plant matter is what colors it brown like that.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2010, 10:17:24 AM »
I'm actually ok with this project. Anything that helps with the appeal of downtown is ok with me.

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Re: Friendship Fountain Restoration Project To Break Ground
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2010, 10:36:53 AM »
I'm going.
Already told my supervisor that I won't be in until at least 9:30.
Who wants to meet me with cameras??
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