The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Twin fountains bracket the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s main entrance, energizing the museum’s front plaza while enhancing the experiences of visitors and passers-by. The design’s timeless, square-and-circle plan geometry and clean detailing connect the museum’s neoclassical architecture to the vibrancy of Fifth Avenue. The fountains offer seating on their north and south ledges while their east and west sides overflow towards the architecture and the street. Within the two spaces of water, arching jets play over dark reflection pools, orchestrating ever-transforming, art and natureinspired, formal maneuvers.

Photography by
Fluidity, Sahar Coston-Hardy, Daniel Traub
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