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DLM0370 Gary Coffey, 45, of Lakewood, a superintendent with Concrete Works of Colorado, stoops over one of the pipes for the 145 water nozzles that will spray from the historic fountain in the middle of Ferril Lake at City Park in Denver, Colo. The fountain was originally built in 1908 for the Democratic National Convention, but it has been years since it was fully operational. Coffey was given the task of rebuilding the fountain and said he and his team took a lot of care to re-create the fountain as close as possible to its historical design. "This was a job of a lifetime," Coffey said. "I could retire right now and this would be the feather in my cap. It's great to work on something so historic." Coffey said they will begin filling the lake this week and on Memorial day they will turn on the 6-inch geyser they call "old faithful." Coffey and his crew began working on the fountain Jan. 5, 2007. The fountain is made up of 475 cubic yards of cement and 25 tons of steel. Photo taken Wed., May 2, 2007. (DARIN MCGREGOR/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) **Gary Coffey (cq)

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