Lincoln Center's Revson Fountain is probably the most recognizable destinations for visitors and locals. If you're unfamiliar with Lincoln Center, you might have seen the fountain in the movies Moonstruck and Ghostbusters, or in Season 6 of Sex And The City.
When first built, the fountain was a gift from the Revlon Foundation. It was formally dedicated in 1964 in honor of Revlon's founder Charles H. Revson.
The current fountain was recently redesigned to feature concentric rings of alternating continuously flowing jets and pulsing jets. When the fountain is running at full capacity it will run just over 16,500 gallons of water per minute. Updated technologies provide automated windspray sensors that adjust water pressure, height, and volume to keep the look and flow of the fountain consistent. And special nozzles and lighting systems allow for a a variety of special-effects, and water and light configurations.
Approximately $200-$300 in foreign and American coins are found in the fountain every time it gets drained and cleaned. To date, the most money ever collected was $500 in coins. All found money is given back to Lincoln Center.