Centennial Fountain

The Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain is located at McClurg Court and the Chicago River. It was built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The water arc goes off hourly during the summer months.

"I wanted to symbolize the natural phenomenon of water — how it comes from one source, spreads, and goes back to another."

– Dirk Lohan, Designer