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Fountain at Pittsburgh's 'point' reopening June 7


PITTSBURGH - The fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh will start spraying again June 7.

Fixing the iconic fountain consumed $9.6 million of the $35 million the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has spent renovating the state park at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers flow together to form the Ohio.

The park renovation began in 2007 and the fountain -- which shoots was 150 feet into the air -- was shut down for repairs in April 2009.

Much of that money was spent moving the fountain's underground pump and electrical system out of the flood plain and into the second floor of the pump house at the point.

The renovated fountain will feature new LED lighting and a raised granite ring and plaza surrounding it.