Point Fountains to the Sky
Everyone I know hates the miserable water fountains in the centre.
We all know what they are known as...."Old Men......."
Simply and cheaply, they could be made stunning.....re-engineer the water jets, make them smaller and thus higher pressure, turn them so that they shoot water vertical, instead of the current angled jet. Reach for the sky
Under pressure, a vertical jet could reach 20 feet high. They could be intermittent or permanent. Clearly there are all sorts of permutations for programming fountains these days......different size jets, lighting which changes, music..... However, the whole point of this idea is that it is so very cheap to accomplish and it would transform the centre for just a few thousand pounds.
Even better...get a Company like Bristol Water to pay for the changes and get sponsorship for 5 years. Their engineers can do anything with water pipes.
It would be a sort of 'Thank You' to the people of Bristol from Bristol Waterfor putting up with all the disruption from the many road works across the city over the past few years
Why the contribution is important
The current fountains are such a poor refection on Bristol. People ask me "Is the really The City Centre ?" and "What happened to your fountains ? "
This would revolutionize the City Centre, virtually overnight, at no cost to the residents and would make a HUGE improvement to the quality of life of thousands of residents and visitors who walk past every day.
Come on Bristol Water. Divert a few of your engineers, fabricate some new fountain jets........make a gesture to the people of Bristol. Everyone would love you for doing it.
Simple, cheap, quick, effective.......what more can you ask, George ?
by user425366 on December 10, 2013 at 09:01AM