Inside Buckingham Fountain . 

WBEZ's Curious City

date. 2015

city. Chicago

role . reporter/producer

San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. For New York City, it’s the Statue of Liberty. Chicago? It’s got Buckingham Fountain. This story is the lowdown on how the fountain shoots water so high, and why it was built to impress in the first place.

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Photo courtesy of Alison Troldahl