In St. Petersburg, launched another historic fountain

It has become.





It is located in the garden of the Palace of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich on the street Pisarev.


The fountain in the garden of the Palace of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich (son of Alexander II) was built in 1885 by architect M. E. Mesmakher, told "" the press service of the water utility. For decades, this fountain was not working. A few years ago, he was transferred to Vodokanal actually disassembled. In 2012 — 2013 years of water utility to do a complete reconstruction of the fountain (in accordance with the "Program of fountains and fountain complexes in St. Petersburg for 2012-2015"). 

Since it — historical fountain problem was — reconstruct it in its original form (based on the archival material, historical references, etc.). All the work was done on the basis of architectural and restoration tasks, issued by the Committee for State Control, Use and Protection of Monuments of History and Culture (KGIOP).

In the process of reconstruction of the bowl of unpolished granite fountain was restored in the original and zachekanena lead in accordance with the technology of that time. The lost first pot was made of a plaster model in full size. Then, the model adopted in KGIOP and built of granite.

Reconstruction of the fountain was completed this summer. Some time to address the issue on how to connect it to the power supply — fountain worked, using the pressure of urban water supply networks. Now the supply of electricity is organized on a temporary basis, allowing the fountain to run as normal water recycling. It will be hosted by a permanent connection.

Fountain Street Pisarev — the first fountain in St. Petersburg, where the system was installed to protect the demolition of the wind jets. The fact is that in strong winds spurt jets bend, resulting in water hits the fountain bowl, and on paths, lawns, etc. In this case, the reverse is used in fountains water system (ie, for a certain time in the fountains use the same water), and if the water is not returned to the jet fountain bowl must be constantly nourished from the water fountain. Therefore, the staff responsible for the operation of fountains, in the case of strong wind them manually turned off. And then also manually include fountains. The system of protection against wind drift jets can automate this process. Special sensors are installed, and if these sensors will record the wind speed exceeds certain thresholds (for different fountains, these values can be different — it depends on the height of the jets on their location, number, etc.), the fountain will turn off automatically. And when weather conditions change — are also automatically included.

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