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DLM0890 Gary Coffey, from left, and Dustin Clark guide the main manifold pipe as it is lowered into the vault inside the historic fountain in the middle of Ferril Lake at City Park in Denver, Colo. The 16-inch pipe will carry 3,200 gallons of water per minute that will feed the 145 water features in the fountain. 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) **Dustin Clark (cq)

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