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More features appear at Downtown City Square


September 23, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

The new Vortex lighted fountain and splash pad is demonstrated at the Downtown City Square project on Monday, as observed by city of Ironwood officials, from left, Bob Richards, public works supervisor; Tom Bergman, director of community development; Paul Anderson; Coleman Engineering; and Scott Erickson, city manager, who is talking with Trevor Monroe, of the Vortex office in Lansing, who conducted an operations and maintenance training for public works crew members at right.


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IRONWOOD - Components of the Downtown City Square project are taking shape this week including the fountain-splash pad, pergola and bandshell canopy.

Department of Public Works personnel of the city of Ironwood were on site Monday to receive training on the Vortex fountain-splash pad water jets and lighting. The digital system allows for programming 16 water jets and LED lighting in white, blue, green and red.

There are two outside directional jets that arc and the rest shoot straight up to catch as much light as possible and to create differe...

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