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Friendship Fountain

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.