City of Dallas
Conley Group was selected to develop a restoration plan for the historic Ferris Fountain and Plaza in downtown Dallas. The Fountain and Plaza were originally constructed in 1924.
Ferris Plaza is a 46,000 sf park with four opposed entrances to all easy citizen access from all directions. The 2,200 sf fountain and pool are the local point of the Plaza. It’s equipped with adjustable water jets and panchromatic light effects for varying spray and lighting configuration.
The project involved archive research, analysis of the existing structural system, waterproofing systems and mechanical electrical systems of the fountain, pools, and plaza. Investigation incorporated testing of the pumps, piping, and lighting system controls, historical research and invasive investigation of missing ornamentation and associated ventilation system.
- Sample approval and testing of waterproofing membrane(s), coatings, and original paint colors were conducted to ensure compliance Historical Commission requirements and guidelines.
- Fountain was found to be structurally sound with severely deteriorated mechanical and waterproofing systems. A detailed scope of work design documents and schedule were submitted through City of Dallas and Texas Historical commission for approval.