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Chicago's Buckingham Fountain by the numbers

| Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
In this Monday, July 31, 2017, photo, Chicago's skyline is reflected on the still water of Buckingham Fountain before the water display starts in Grant Park. Chicago art patron and philanthropist Kate Buckingham donated money in the mid-1920s to build the fountain in her brother Clarence Buckingham's memory.
AP Photo/G-Jun Yam
In this Monday, July 31, 2017, photo, Chicago's skyline is reflected on the still water of Buckingham Fountain before the water display starts in Grant Park. Chicago art patron and philanthropist Kate Buckingham donated money in the mid-1920s to build the fountain in her brother Clarence Buckingham's memory.
In this Monday, July 31, 2017, photo, Eric Kelmar monitors the performance of Buckingham Fountain's pumps in Chicago's Grant Park. 'We are pretty much just shooting 20,000 gallons of water into the air a minute and have been doing it for 90 years,' says Kelmar.
AP Photo/G-Jun Yam
In this Monday, July 31, 2017, photo, Eric Kelmar monitors the performance of Buckingham Fountain's pumps in Chicago's Grant Park. 'We are pretty much just shooting 20,000 gallons of water into the air a minute and have been doing it for 90 years,' says Kelmar.

Buckingham Fountain operates with the original pumps and motors from when it was built 90 years ago. Here are a few facts and figures about the Chicago landmark:

• The fountain's center jet shoots water as high as 150 feet into the air.

• There are three pumps that move water through the fountain. The largest has 250 horsepower for 7,000 gallons of water a minute.

• Number of fountain jets: 133

• Number of fountains lights: 820, including 60 in the seahorse statues.

• Officially opened to the public: May 26, 1927

• Total gallons of water per minute: 20,000

Source: Chicago Park District

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