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Diana Memorial Fountain

Diana Memorial Fountain Hyde Park The Diana Memorial Fountain was opened by HM The Queen in 2004 in memory of Diana, Princes of Wales who died in 1997

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This unique Memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th July 2004. The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London's water table.

Initially, designers Kathryn Gustafson and Neil Porter fashioned a clay model of the fountain and, from this, a rubber mould was made and a cast produced. The cast was digitally scanned by the Ford Motor Co. to create a 3D file; this enabled the designers to create sections through the memorial’s granite ring and surrounding land to develop the design of the features in more detail.

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