UAlbany's walk-through fountain

UAlbany walkthrough fountain

Every day can be fountain day now.

UAlbany dedicated a new "walk-through" fountain this week at the Collins Circle campus entrance on Washington. And, yep, you really can walk through the fountain.

It's basically just a plaza with spouts that shoot water straight up from the surface. There's a sort of runway to follow through the water, but you do get wet.

While we were there today checking it out, a handful of people stopped to take a look. It seemed like the most common reaction was, "Huh?" (Katherine had a similar reaction.)

More pics after the jump.

UAlbany walkthrough fountain

UAlbany walkthrough fountain peace guy

UAlbany walkthrough fountain in water

UAlbany walkthrough fountain spouts


For how many weeks of the school year (when people are actually around) can this actually be used???

Yawn. Listen, SUNY Albany is not the only place in town offering new & exciting flashy displays. For example, I have a new welcome mat. With cartoon honey bees along the edges. Timeless and classy with a hint of country living? Why, guilty as charged your honor. Guilty as charged.

@Fred: Are we calculating with or without people wearing wet suits?

@ Pantaloons: how about some pics of that fancy-pants welcome mat?

I think this is a neat thing for the university.

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