Iconic fountain in front of Union Station finally flowing again

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The iconic fountain in front of Union Station is flowing again Thursday after recently undergoing a massive renovation, complete with new lighting, water jets and choreographed presentations.

Henry Bloch was present to rededicate the fountain that's in his name. The fountain has welcomed guests since 2001.

"Now what we have is a historic mall that Kansas City has always deserved," President and CEO of Union Station George Guastello said. "Right from Union Station all the way up to Liberty Memorial you'll have this now historic mall and right in the middle is really the heartbeat of our community which is the City of Fountains."

Union Station is planning a "red, white and blue" show that will run every night this holiday weekend to show off the changes.

"Families can come down in the evenings, sit in this new area, watch the fountain, enjoy it, look at the history of both Liberty Memorial and Union Station and just have a chance to create their own memories" Guastello said.

The Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain is one of many changes happening at Union Station. The Bloch family also paid an unknown amount of money for the upgrades.

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