View from the northwest. Law Library (right). Photography: RobertGigliotti©HQPrints.net

University of Chicago Law School Fountain

Chicago, Illinois

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Area:  13,050 square feet

Site & Program: Nagle Hartray served as a consultant to Wolff Landscape Architecture for the renovation of Eero Saarinen’s spray fountain and deep pool on The University of Chicago campus.

Design:  Designed in the late 1950's and considered a modern classic, the original pool sat empty most of the school year due to the long winter season.
 

The renovation provided for a zero-depth pool which preserves the shape and flow of the original design while enhancing reflections and increasing reliability in Chicago's weather conditions.  The pool is a plane of 3 x 3 black granite pavers flush with the surrounding plaza paving.

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