Correspondence about many of the physical features of the original Broyhill Fountain

Title

Correspondence about many of the physical features of the original Broyhill Fountain

Description

Correspondence between the Physical Plant Administrator, George Miller, and Public Relations Director, Richard Fleming, about the original Broyhill Fountain and many of its features.

Source

Archives and Special Collections, Record Group 52/02 Box 2

Date

October 27, 1970

Original Format

A copy of a letter of correspondence between the Physical Plant Administrator, George Miller, and Public Relations Director, Richard Fleming

Text

October 27,1970

Mr. Richard L. Fleming
Public Relations Director
Administration 312
City Campus

Re: Nebraska Union Plaza Fountain

Dear Dick:

The following information pertains to the Nebraska Union Fountain.

The fountain has two separate pump systems which deliver approximately 2000 gallons per minute. The use of special aspirating gyzer nozzles will project over 5000 gallons a minute of water in the air continuously through 30 nozzles. The main fountain water core is tree shaped of approximately 12 feet in diameter and 20 feet high. The surrounding 12 small nozzles are mobile and produce a variety of fountain shapes depending on the nozzles and location adjustments.

Over 100 underwater lights will provide a cycle of colored hues as well as brilliant white lighted water. The lighting patterns may be reprogrammed periodically.

The system will reduce in height as the wind increases by a special control system. The water is heated above freezing for early winter use. Water treatment and filtration is provided to maintain sanitation and to eliminate water deterioration. Special electrical safety devices are installed in case of minute electrical shorts.

The pool edge was designed in a curved shape to produce minor wave action which will provide pulsating and dancing effects to the water.

Yours very truly,
George R. Miller
Physical Plant Administrator

cc: President Joseph Soshnik
Dr. Miles Tommeraasen
Carl A. Donaldson

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Citation

“Correspondence about many of the physical features of the original Broyhill Fountain,” Nebraska U, accessed October 22, 2021, https://unlhistory.unl.edu/items/show/577.

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