Huge outdoor fountain to restart in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A popular fountain in downtown Pittsburgh is scheduled to start sending water 150 feet into the air again after a three-year renovation.

The fountain at Point State Park is scheduled to be turned back on Friday at 5 p.m., as part of a ceremony accompanied by music shows. After dark the fountain will be illuminated by laser projectors, and the events will also mark the beginning of the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

The fountain is located at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. Officials say about $9.6 million was spent on the fountain project, which was part of a $35 million renovation of the entire park.

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