"Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain"
Location: 30 West Pershing, Kansas City, MO
Owner: City of Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation
Artist/Designer: WET Design
Dates: September, 2001
This fountain is maintained by City of Fountains Foundation.
This gift to the city in the name of the co-founder of H&R Block, Inc is located at Pershing & Main Streets outside Union Station. It features 232 jets arranged in three concentric rings within an ellipse of black granite. A thin sheen of water on the flat granite creates a mirror to reflect the monumental architecture on either side. A computer choreographs an ever-changing pattern of display. On each hour and half-hour, a five-minute "high show" presents a celebration of water in movement. The fountain was designed by WET Design, the designers of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.