[Summit] Renewing the Fountain…

Emlyn Addison noisyblocks at gmail.com
Mon May 22 07:03:47 CDT 2017


I'm sure you didn't mean that children playing in the water on hot days is
a "passing fancy of our age".

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Robert Mathiesen <rmath13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Where beauty is concerned, tastes differ, and there's no arguing that
> someone's taste in beauty is right or wrong.  For me, that fountain is one
> of the most beautiful things in our neighborhood, an austere, stately,
> timeless work of art and water that neither condescends nor panders to the
> passing fancies of our age.  I would be very sad to see it removed, and
> even more sad to see something take its place that I found less tasteful
>
> But, as I said, tastes differ.  By all means add a water feature for our
> children to play in.  They need such a thing on hot days, and the Billy
> Taylor Park may seem too distant for some parents on this list.  Just let
> the fountain stand for those of us who cherish such beauty.
>
> Bob M
>
> On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 8:57 PM, Paul G Smith <paul.slvrwngs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> So I finally walked down to the park and really looked at the fountain
>> everyone is talking about. I'm afraid I don't see what is wrong with it as
>> it is, except for the chemicals (there must be kid friendly options) and
>> the warning signs, both of which I frankly think have no business being
>> there. I actually think it is quite an acceptable design, functions quite
>> well, and I don't see the necessity of spending money on fixing it. It
>> certainly isn't falling down or badly deteriorating. Just put in water that
>> won't damage either the kids or the structure, and leave it be.
>>
>> There is a saying where I come from: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
>> Just my two cents.
>>
>> Paul G Smith
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Summit [mailto:summit-bounces at sna.providence.ri.us] On Behalf Of
>> Mark Binder
>> Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:02 PM
>> To: summit at sna.providence.ri.us
>> Subject: Re: [Summit] Renewing the Fountain…
>>
>> Since the conversation for renewal begins…
>>
>> I second the motion for a family-friendly/playful fountain.
>>
>> There’s no need to preserve or invest in a fountain that is full of rules
>> and low on beauty and limp on water…
>>
>> Perhaps a RISD architecture class project for inspiring ideas on what to
>> do…
>>
>>
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