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Fount of futility finally runs dry

City Hall Plaza eyesore gets a concrete solution

1970
Visitors enjoyed the fountain in its early days.
2004
Eventually the water and crowds stopped flowing.
This Week
Possibilities for the new slab include concerts, tables with umbrellas, and vendors selling food.
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / June 9, 2006

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It was to be a fountain that would soothe the soul, draw crowds, and serve as a paean to the great public space brought by urban renewal. Set in the brick tundra of City Hall Plaza, it never seemed to work quite as planned. Filters failed, motors didn't work, water leaked into the subway tunnel below. (Full article: 611 words)

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