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Fountains of Musica Construction

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While it is exciting to add such a compelling attraction to Nashville and the Music Row area, the installation of the Fountains of Musica will involve construction.

Fountains of Musica Fountains Rendering, WET, Fountains of Musica Foundation, Nashville

Good news, we will be working closely with many of the Metro departments to keep any disruption for area residents, commuters, tourists and business owners to a minimum.  The other good news, the first part of the process is fabrication of the specialized nozzles and other fountain components. This will take place in Los Angeles and be designed and manufactured by WET.

Fortunately for the project, electric and water lines are already underground inside the traffic circle (under the existing grass).  Most of the construction will take place inside the inner ring where “Musica” stands. Construction will not affect the sculpture.  WET has years of experience working in tight construction areas installing fountains all over the world, including inside traffic circles, such as Columbus Circle in New York City.

We will also be installing an interactive fountain in Owen Bradley Park and a cascade in the median of Division, flowing toward 17th. Once most of the installation of pumps, nozzles, etc. and granite slabs, over which water will slide and cascade from level to level, is complete, there may be a short period of lane closure to link everything together. As always, it will be done with the help of Metro Public Works. As Mayor Megan Barry said in our news conference announcement, the goal is always to “keep traffic flowing!”

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Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry at the Fountains of Musica news conference announcement.

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Privately-funded, Fountains of Musica Announced

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At a February 24 news conference, a major transformation was announced for Nashville’s iconic Music Row sculpture, “Musica,” by the nonprofit behind the project, The Fountains of Musica Foundation, in partnership with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Music Row representatives.  A series of choreographed fountains, effectively completing the work of acclaimed artist Alan LeQuire, were revealed at the news conference.  The highlights were captured by the videography team of Andrew Rozario, Steven Knapp, Knapptime Creative, Mike Stryker, Casting Life Films.

Considered to be the largest bronze figure group in the United States, plans were outlined by foundation chairman Desmond Child, Grammy-winning producer and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, who revealed the animated rendering. The fountains have been designed by world-renowned WET, a Southern California-based, award-winning design and engineering firm responsible for the world’s most iconic water and fire environments, including the Sochi Winter Olympic Games’ Olympic Cauldron and the fountain at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Desmond Child, Fountains of Musica Foundation Chairman, Danielle Shields

Fountains of Musica news conference pictured left to right, Eddie Robba, Mayor Megan Barry, Bill Sullivan, Desmond Child, Teresa Powell-Caldwell, Andrée LeQuire and Alan LeQuire (Photo by Danielle Shields)

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