"Kansas City Star Fountain"
Location: 1729 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Owner: McClatchy Publications
Artist/Designer: Tom Colgrove
Photo Credit: Judith Burngen
This fountain is designed to produce a pleasing symmetry of water and landscaping. The city's emphasis on urban beautification in the early 1960's served as a catalyst for private enterprise. The owners of the Kansas City Star Building dedicated this structure in 1964. Five granite bowls on top spill water into a square pool that spills water through large cuts in the granite wall into a second pool with multiple water spouts.