Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yorkville Waterfall

In Yorkville Park just along from the Rock, you come across a curtain of water falling from an elegant steel structure. It probably is meant to reference Niagara Falls but the main effect is of the soothing sound of falling water as you sit in the courtyard beside it. In winter the water freezes and creates spectacular icicles and formations.


Shirley said...

Does the city leave the water running all winter long to form the icicles or do they at some point shut it off?

RedPat said...

Shirley - Not sure how they do it but I don't think it runs continuously so they must run it for awhile and then shut it off. The big pipes would drain as the water falls out the bottom but they must have to do something to the supply. I'll check in Feb!