Working closely with the artist, the architect and the City of Colorado Springs, Springs Fabrication produced a striking 50-ft. tall continuum sculpture that is 45-ft. in diameter and is made of 24 tons of stainless steel and carbon steel.
The structure is a helical shape with a triangular cross section which presented some real challenges in both design and construction. It sits on an 18-ft. x 6-ft. diameter base that is powered by an electric motor which rotates the fountain at 4 revolutions per hour. The sculpture is part of the fountain, producing a curtain of water through the use of 366 water nozzles.
The fountain was dedicated on June 7, 2007, to Julie Penrose a local philanthropist and is located near the downtown area of Colorado Springs in the heart of America the Beautiful Park.