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The Buckingham fountain is a popular city landmark of Chicago.
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Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark located at Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway in Grant Park. The fountain, which was designed by Edward H. Bennett with sculptures by Jacques Lambert and modeled after Latona Fountain at Versailles, was donated to the city by Kate Buckingham in memory of her brother, Clarence Buckingham. Buckingham Fountain was dedicated on August 26, 1927. She also established the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund with an initial investment of $300,000 to pay for maintenance on the fountain so that the taxpayers didn't have to pay for its upkeep. [1]

The fountain runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day from mid April to mid October, depending on the weather. During a water display that runs for 20 minutes every hour on the hour, the center jet shoots up to 150 feet in the air. At dusk, a light and music show coincides with the water display. The last show of the night begins at 10:00 p.m. [2]

The fountain contains 1.5 million US gallons (5.7 million L) of water. During a display, more than 14,000 US gallons per minute (880 L/s) is pushed through the 133 jets. Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world.

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