If the past centuries have given us great ones architectural masterpieces, among which some of the most beautiful and elegant fountains of all time stand out, we cannot deny that the truly spectacular ones are definitely the most modern. Design and art come together to create breathtaking water features, such as to truly leave anyone who comes in front of you speechless. And it is no coincidence that these beautiful fountains they are found in some of the most fascinating and exclusive locations in the world. Today we have chosen for you three of the most original fountains of all time.
Fountain of Wealth, Singapore
Its name is already quite eloquent: la Fountain of Wealth, or the "fountain of prosperity" is located in Singapore, and in 1998 it entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. Its structure includes a gigantic bronze ring 66 meters wide, supported by four inclined columns a height of almost 14 meters. The fountain stands in the heart of Suntec City, one of Singapore's largest shopping malls, and is its main hub.
If during the day it looks like an ordinary fountain, albeit gigantic in size, it is when the evening falls that the show begins: in the dark, plays of light follow one another thanks to dozens of lasers that cross each other to create incredible choreographies. In addition, for one hour a day the water panel in the center of the fountain hosts laser messages which form the background to the musical dedications offered to the present public.
Water jet, Ginevra
Literally “jet of water”, the Water jet is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Geneva, located at the point where the lake of the same name flows into the Rhone river. Its spray of water reaches a height of 140 meters (a European record) and is so characteristic that it has become the symbol of the city of Switzerland. On the other hand, it is visible from any point of the inhabited center, as well as from above: did you know that you can see it up to 10 thousand meters above sea level?
The fountain is nothing more than a pump, of the type already used in the 800th century to manage the city water network. But in 1951 a special one was created to be placed on the shores of Lake Geneva, so as to use its waters to guarantee an uninterrupted emission of the jet.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
If we think about Dubai, it is inevitable to imagine something majestic and imposing. The fountain that rises at the foot of the Burj Khalifa - the tallest skyscraper in the world - is no exception, of course. A few numbers? IS 275 meters long and the jet of water can reach (and exceed!) 150 meters in height. It also has 6.600 lights and 50 floodlights to illuminate the water, creating breathtaking light effects.
It is also known as the dancing fountain, because it gives fantastic choreography accompanied by classical Arabic melodies and international music. It is an absolutely unmissable sight for anyone visiting the city, especially when the evening falls and light games they become even more suggestive.
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