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U.S. Firm, WET, Creates Official Fountain For 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games

- The Waters Of Olympic Park Unveiled at Opening Ceremonies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WET, the Southern California-based, award-winning water feature design company responsible for the world's most iconic water and fire environments, including the renowned Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, today unveils its latest creation, The Waters of Olympic Park, at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Conceived, designed, engineered and manufactured by WET expressly for the Sochi Games, The Waters of Olympic Park is a creative and technological showpiece featuring choreographed water, fog and light. All the elements perform in unity, under the direction of WET's longtime choreographers, to the music of Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian, in celebration of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games.

In addition to being featured in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, The Waters of Olympic Park serves as the epicenter of Medals Plaza and the backdrop for the medals ceremonies. It is designed also to function as a social centerpiece and entertainment hub for athletes, attendees and the global viewing audience. Russian general contracting firm Stroi International created the environment that houses the fountain. Following the close of the Games, the fountain will be gifted to the city of Sochi and remain a permanent attraction.

The Waters of Olympic Park measures 75.3 meters (roughly 247 feet) in diameter and holds approximately 700,000 gallons of water. The design features five symbolic Olympic rings formed from hundreds of WET's air-powered Shooters® which launch vertical columns of water up to 70 meters (230 feet) in the air. Interwoven with the Shooters® are WET's motion-controlled robotic nozzles which create sweeping fans of water that pirouette across the fountain's basin. Swirls of fog also glide across the surface, creating an aura of suspense before synchronized plumes of water emerge from underneath. At night, the columns of water transform into ultra-vibrant liquid fireworks, infused by hundreds of underwater, theatrical LED-powered stage lights (the brightest colored LED lights in the world). The drama is further enhanced by the feature's "night sky" effect, with thousands of twinkling "stars" appearing within the waters of the fountain, mirroring the sky above.

Said WET Co-Founder and CEO Mark Fuller, "WET is honored and we are thrilled to be part of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The Games are the literal joining of athletes, countries and people celebrating excellence and the spirit of healthy competition. This is what inspires innovation and drives achievement. This quest for excellence is also at the core of WET and we are excited to express our passion through our work at this extraordinary global event."

The proprietary technologies used in The Waters of Olympic Park are all created, engineered and manufactured by WET to produce a magical, emotional and unique experience. Though all elements of WET's sophisticated and remarkable creations are conceived and made in the United States, the fountains ultimately are designed to become symbols of the communities in which they reside.

Since its inception in 1983, WET has created more than 220 water features in more than 20 countries on five continents. Holding more than 100 patents and employing more than 200 designers, engineers, architects, scientists, animators and choreographers, WET designs and manufactures all elements of its features in-house within its 50,000 square foot research center, 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 8,000 square foot design studio, all housed at its campus in the Burbank/Sun Valley region of Los Angeles, California. Named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" in 2010, WET has received numerous design and business awards, and has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and CBS Sunday Morning. In addition to the Fountains of Bellagio, WET projects include The Dubai Fountain (world's largest fountain), the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Cauldron, Efteling in The Netherlands, and Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit www.wetdesign.com.



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