When this fountain was unveiled in its namesake park on Southbank in 1965, it was the largest and tallest in the world.
The Friendship Fountain still has epic dimensions, with a basin more than 60 meters in diameter and three rings of sprays, the centermost shooting water 30 meters into the air.
A maximum 16750 gallons (76,147 liters) of water a minute is discharged by the Friendship Fountain three rings.
By the 2000s the Friendship Fountain’s pipes had been corroded, but this sparkling monument was returned to its former glory with $3.2m renovation in 2011. There’s a program of performances all day long, but the fountain is at its best after sunset, when the jets are illuminated by 265 computer-controlled lights.