Thursday, March 17, 2011

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

Here's another of the swanky new fountains at CityCenter in Las Vegas. A press release about CityCenter fountains describes it:

Along the outer entrance circle rises Focus, an expansive, 270-foot-long curved water wall made of highly textured stone. Focus emphasizes the ever-changing, choreographed patterns that effortlessly sweep across the immense length and height of the wall. The all-enveloping water flow creates an ocean-like timbre that calms the area leading to ARIA’s lobby.

Focus Fountain

The water also cools the air outside the entrance, which is nice if you're standing outside in the 115 degree sun waiting for a taxi. So it's, I hesitate to use the word practical because this is Las Vegas, and we're talking about a huge water feature in the middle of the Mojave Desert, located at the entrance to a ten billion dollar casino complex with its own monorail system. So I think utilitarian is probably out too. Functional? Is that a better word? Is there a better word?

It's still nice on a hot day, whatever you want to call it.

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

Focus Fountain

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