• Short Summary

    The world's tallest water-fountain has been built in the United States' Arizona desert -- by property developers hoping to attract settlers to the area at over 5,000 dollar a plot of land.

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    The world's tallest water-fountain has been built in the United States' Arizona desert -- by property developers hoping to attract settlers to the area at over 5,000 dollar a plot of land. The fountain, which reaches 580 feet, is 150 feet taller than any other -- and higher than the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

    SYNOPSIS: A one-and-a half-million-dollar water fountain has been built in the Arizona desert in the United States of America. The water rises to 580 feet - making it the highest water fountain in the world by 150 feet, and higher than even the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

    The fountain, built in a new town called Scotsdale, was designed in Switzerland. It uses a special nozzle to create an effect of snow-white water, and is operated by three 600-horse-power pumps working simultaneously. The water flows at 7,000 gallons a minute -- with eight tons of water in the air at any one moment, leaving the nozzle at 50 miles per hour.

    From the air, the fountain makes a distinctive landmark. It was built by property developers who own the surrounding land -- and hope to sell it to home-builders at over 5,000 dollars a plot of land. For their money, buyers would get a view of the fountain and its 37-acre man-made, plastic-lined lake -- and a hundred degrees of heat throughout the year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXNZE6WG0SEHAR3UE79GZ3JER
    Media URN:
    VLVACXNZE6WG0SEHAR3UE79GZ3JER
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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