Monthly Archives: October 2014

Montebella Waterfall

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Location:  Montebella, 4587 NW Northwood Road, Riverside, MO

Found:  October 19, 2014

This waterfall is part of the upscale Montebella community and is located north across the street from the entrance to Park Hill South High School on NW Northwood Road.  As you can see from the pictures, this thing is massive.  The Montebella designers really like their cut stone as they have a large structure and landscaping built out of them at the corner of NW Northwood and Highway 9 to the south.  There have been some trees planted between the waterfall and the road and there is a lonely little bench in front of the waterfall as well.

Another nod to my fellow fountain hunter Alexis as she found this waterfall, although it was dry at the time, about a month or so ago.  This was the second time I had visited the site and the first time I saw it running.

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Double Monopole

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Location:  Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO

Found:  October 19, 2014

Located in the median of Cookingham Road at Kansas City International Airport, the Double Monopole was designed and built by Keith Sonnier as part of Kansas City’s One Percent for Art program.  It was built over a period of about one and a half years from 2004 to 2006 and it was officially dedicated in 2006.

The steel structures are 60 feet tall.  The south monopole is 60 feet wide while the north one is 80 feet wide.  It is used as a beacon for travellers entering or exiting the airport on the ground or in the air.  The blue and red neon lights are lit up from dusk to dawn.  In the day photos facing west, you can see the air control tower in the background.

The fountain features of this artwork uses water pumped from the reservoir across the street to the north.  The fountains are environmentally friendly in that they are used to help aerate the water from the reservoir, some of which is collected as runoff from the airport streets and runways.

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