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The grand Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham fountain is located in the center of Grant Park in Chicago. It is a landmark of Chicago and one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in 1929, the fountain is the most beautiful fountain in the United States and is still the largest lighting fountain in the world.

The fountain is a Rococo wedding cake style, representing Lake Michigan. The four seahorses represent the four states surrounding Lake Michigan. Its design inspiration is from the fountain in Louis XIV garden in front of the palace of Versailles in France. The main fountain of Buckingham fountain has three layers, forming a ring. The area is gradually reduced. Its base is made of pink marble. The diameter of the pool is 85 meters, and the water storage capacity is 5.7 million liters. When spraying water, the amount of water sprayed per minute is 14000 gallons. The maximum water column ejected from the center of the fountain can reach 46 meters. From mid April to mid October, Buckingham fountain performs every day from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Often at this time, there will be a lot of tourists around to watch, and take pictures with them.

At dusk, the fountain will cooperate with lighting and music. The main water column in the center of the fountain interweaves with hundreds of water columns around, dancing with the rhythm of the music. The color lights in the spring change color, sometimes red, sometimes red, sometimes orange, sometimes pink, the water is dyed with gorgeous color. The changing lights will come up from under the fountain. Make Buckingham fountain bright and spectacular.

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