Crown-FountainThe Crown Fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The artist was inspired by historic fountains that have gargoyles with water spouting out of their open mouths.


Plensa’s version is made up of two 50 foot glass block towers that display rotating video images of 1,000 residents. The giant faces smile for a few minutes, then pucker their lips and a pipe embedded in the screen sends out a large stream of water, giving the illusion that the water is spouting out of their mouth. As a transition between faces, the tower goes black and a cascading waterfall comes raining down the sides.