1. Follet Osler. With
four tons of pure crystal glass, Osler's fountain was the highlight of the Great Exhibition in London, 1851. The structure
was supported by "invisible" bars of iron embedded in the glass shafts.
2. Mark Fuller. With his
company, WET (see below), built the Fountain of Nations in 1982. In 1994 this part of Disneyland was renamed Epcot Center.
3. Jean Tinuely. With
sculptor Niki de Saint-Phalle, created the famous Igor Stavinsky fountain at the Centre George Pompidou in 1983.
4. Paul Manship. Completed
his design of the Prometheous fountain at Rockefeller Center in 1934. WET Design added the water jets in 1988.
5. Zurab Tsereteli. The
famed culture and arts leader created the Fountain of Horses in Alexander Gardens, adjacent to the Kremlin, in 1996.
6. Pirro Ligorio. The Water
Organ– one of hundreds of fountains at the Villa d’Este, was completed in 1568; water jets and falls were added
7. Nicoli Salvi. He completed
the exuberant Trevi Fountain in 1762.
8. Edward H. Bennett.
This memorial to Clarence Buckingham was built in Chicago’s Grant Park in 1927.
9. Roger-Henri Expert.
Along with Paul Maitre and Adolphe Thiers, the Trocadero fountains were designed for the Paris Exposition Internationale
des Arts et des Techniques in 1937.
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13. Sir Edwin Lutyens.
One of the post-war replacement fountains in Trafalgar Square in 1947. The sculptors were Charles Wheeler and William Macmillian.
14. Carl Nesjar. Ice Fountain
in Buffalo was a top award-winner when completed in 1983.
15. Isamu Noguchi. Fountain
in the Pond of Dreams was the centerpiece of the Japan World Expo in Osaka, 1970.
WET is an acronym for Water
Entertainment Technologies, the foremost spectacle fountain firm in the world. WET fountains travel far beyond a trickle,
from Kuala Lumpur to Barcelona.
You may already have experienced the magic of WET. Projects
range from the San Pedro Gateway, Detroit Metro Airport, The Mirage Volcano, MGM Mirage’s City Center and the Bellagio
fountains in Las Vegas, to the Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center. The latest over-the-top project is a 32-acre animated lake,
Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
Get to know WET. It’s an unforgettable