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February 2002

Fountain Plaza reopens

Once again, the ML Fountain Plaza is living up to its name. With the January completion of renovations, which included replacing the concrete on the plaza and the stairs leading to it, the plaza boasts a working fountain for the first time in years. The original, designed by I.M. Pei, featured 18 jets shooting water into the air—with the unfortunate consequence of soaking those who ventured too close on windy days. The new fountain has 5 jets of water that rise slightly above a concrete base and then cascade down the four sides.

 
The previous fountain (left), in a 1967 photo, shot water far higher than the newly remodeled version.

"I get comments like, Wow, it’s nice to have a fountain back in the fountain plaza," says Tina Bogott (PPS), who is overseeing the refurbishment of the Mesa Lab.
The Fountain Plaza is the second stage of work on the Mesa Lab, following a renovation of the Tree Plaza. Next up is a facelift of the building’s front entrance and driveway, which will begin on 1 May.
The previous fountain (left), in a 1967 photo, shot water far higher than the newly remodeled version. Tina Bogott (upper right) is overseeing the ML refurbishment.


Tina Bogott is overseeing the ML refurbishment.

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