curious oddities

2K Games Releases New Bioshock Map
March 4, 2008, 9:57 am
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Just kidding, it’s actually the lobby of the Fairview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Hydro-Teslatron day shot
Christened the Hydro-Teslatron (named after inventor Nikola Tesla) this awesome 45-foot, Jules Verne-esque fountain was designed and installed by Lester Creative of California and took over 18 months to build.

As the signature water feature at Niagara Fallsview Casino, it houses more than 760,000 integrated LEDs and two million feet of fiber-optics.

After dark, the Hydro-Teslatron surges to life putting on an eight-minute water and light show simulating an “electrical disaster of epic proportions.”

Sparks, lasers, ominous glowing lights and 7,000 gallons of frothing churning water… Now that’s my kind of entertainment!

Hydro-Teslatron detail

A true tribute to the dawn of hydroelectric power, and it looks damn cool.

There are more pictures and a 360° walkthrough on Fairview Casino’s site. Unfortunately there don’t seem to be any videos around of the fountain in full action but here are a few in regular mode: one and two and three. Check out the Bioshock website at 2K Games.