World’s Largest Fountain Building In Dubai
Last month, Emaar Properties unveiled a world-class permanent water fountain project with an integral light and sound show for Downtown Burj Dubai. It will be the world’s largest fountain at over 900 ft (275 metres) in length, equivalent to that of over two football fields and it is about 25 per cent larger than The Fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas in area. Powerful water nozzles will shoot water sprays to heights of over 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-story building.
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The fountains – which are yet to be named – will feature over 6,600 lights and 50 colour projectors that will create a vibrant visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions by shooting 22,000 gallons of water. The total cost to built this is AED 800 million (US$218 million)! This project is expected to draw over 10 million visitors annually.
From the press-release:
The fountain on Burj Dubai Lake is more than a visual spectacle that adds to the aesthetics of Downtown Burj Dubai. It is an engineering marvel and will further contribute to DubaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rich array of tourist attractions.
The fountain is positioned next to Burj Dubai, the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall, one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest shopping and entertainment destinations. As I have said before, these fountains are yet to be named, and a cash prize of $27,225 will be given to the person who suggests the perfect name for this water fountain project.
This fountain project is scheduled to be operational in 2009!
Don’t forget to check out my previous article on the 24 Amazing Future Projects Of Dubai which got on Digg’s frontpage!