ITHACA NY MAY 1, 2017 — The City of Ithaca will celebrate the new granite fountain on The Commons during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12 p.m. (noon) Monday, May 1 at the fountain site in Bank Alley.
Mayor Svante Myrick and other public officials will share details about the project during the ceremony.
Roberto DiVincentis, president of Vacri Construction Corporation, will also speak. DiVicentis donated funds to the fountain project in honor of his father Raimondo DeVincentis whose name is etched on the fountain step.
For the fountain design, the city worked with Sasaki Associates, the firm that designed The Commons. The fountain resembles a gorge and serves as an art piece and functioning water element on the pedestrian mall. Sasaki Associates inspiration for this masterpiece comes from Ithaca’s landscape and is meant to help the public appreciate how water plays a role in the community.
The fountain will be controlled with a timer that sets it to operate during the day (weather permitting) from May through October. The fountain has a system installed in it that will recycle the water to limit water use.
For additional information about the fountain, contact Economic Development Planner Jennifer Kusznir at (607) 274-6550 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.