Chicago Millenimum Park (2 of 2) - water fountain and reflecting pool / by Martin

Water is always fun. For all ages. The Crown fountain has it all: a waterfall, fun displays, reflection pool, feet-on interactive, benches for parents to watch. It was designed by the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Kids loved it. Bystanders loved. I loved it. It was fun to watch the changing display on the waterfall towers and to see kids and adults walk through the pool.

Here a video clip with kids running through the pool

Here the sculpture "spits" water into the pool

and one showing a different display

The photo below is taken against the bright sky and lets you see some of the  support construction

And a couple more photos

And an artsy shot

And a last photo showing the pool edge in detail - click on photo if you want to see it up closer.

For all photos and videos above: @2010

I wasn't there at night but thought it might look cool in the dark.
And indeed check out the photos in this blog:
the results of Google image research "Crown fountain at night"

Here some background info from Chicago traveler
Crown Fountain
At the southwest corner of the park (Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street) are twin 50-foot fountain towers. In addition to the cascading water, the towers display video images of various Chicagoans and lights. On warm summer days, children (as well as youthful- spirited adults) frolic in the shallow water between the two towers and delight in the spray from the fountains. The surrounding green area is a relaxing place to spread out on a blanket and read a book.

or go to Wikipedia's site for more details on this water-sculpture.