1977 – The Tinguely Fountain

To mark its 50th anniversary in 1975, Migros gifts the city of Basel what will eventually become one of its landmarks. It takes two years to build the “Carnival Fountain” by artist Jean Tinguely on Basel’s Theaterplatz before its inauguration on 14 June 1977. It’s now impossible to imagine Basel without the fountain and its ten mechanical figures.
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