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Fountain of Rings Omni Hotel CNN Center
A key feature of the park is the Fountain of Rings interactive fountain which features computer controlled lights and jets of water synchronized with music played from speakers in light towers surrounding the fountain. The fountain forms a splash pad that was designed for children to frolic in as well as for concert goers and joggers to cool off in on hot Atlanta summer days. The waterplay area consists of 251 jets that shoot 12 to 35 feet 4 to 10 m in the air and also creates a beautiful water sculpture thats essentially the front yard of the nearby museum. An important formal architectural landmark that is also a fun and playful space the computer controlled fountain concept has since been replicated in other urban designs such as Dundas Square in Toronto and in commercial uses such as the Bellagio Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.The fountain area is surrounded by flags representing the host countries of each Summer Olympics preceding the 1996 games and eight 65 foot tall light towers reminiscent of classical Greek marker columns.There are several pieces of sculpture scattered through the park including a statue of Pierre de Coubertin father of the modern Olympic movement. A small amphitheatre is located at the southern end of the park.