ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Berger Dandelion Fountain

Collection
Friends of Loring Park
Design Architect
Ben Berger
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Description
Ben Berger wanted to give Minneapolis a fountain, but the public art generated public uproar. When first conceived in 1969, the fountain in Loring Park was touted by Ben Berger as "the finest fountain that scientists, architects or engineers can devise." Berger, a former Park Board Commissioner, donated the fountain, which was installed in 1975. He got the idea from a similar fountain he saw in Sydney, Australia.

The Park Board initially voted to put the Berger Fountain in the Walker Sculptu...
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Location
Grant St & Loring Greenway
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Nearby Items
Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge0.4 miles
Peavey Plaza0.5 miles
Spoonbridge and Cherry0.5 miles
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden0.5 miles
St. Thomas More Chapel0.6 miles
Planting Vessels 0.8 miles
Three Bird Fountain0.8 miles