Engineering Studies Lead To Replacement Of Fountain Structure

July 25, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Construction crews will begin taking down the fountain located in Baylor University's Vara Martin Daniel Fountain Plaza next week after outside engineering studies determined significant structural and safety problems. The fountain had been shut down since April while engineers studied the structure's overall stability.

The university has been in communication with the Daniel family about the fountain. Baylor plans to replace the current structure with a new water feature that will continue to honor Vara Martin Daniel. The current fountain plaza was dedicated on Nov. 5, 1982.

Baylor will be working with an architectural firm to develop designs for the new fountain plaza with input from faculty, staff, students and alumni in choosing a final design.

For more information, contact Rick Creel at 710-3461.

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