Have you heard about the future Livermorium Plaza? Located at the corner of S. Livermore Ave. and First St., this plaza is named for Livermorium – element 116 on the Periodic Table of Elements – which was created through a collaboration of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. This plaza will feature a 5-foot diameter granite water ball fountain, which represents the nucleus of the Livermorium atom. In the ground surrounding the water ball will be 116 “electrons” represented by a combination of tree wells, accent lights, and granite and decorative concrete discs. Both the water ball and granite disks will be engraved with facts about Livermorium and other elements, creating a learning opportunity for visitors to the plaza.
Construction began the week of July 12, 2021 and the project is set for completion early next year. Please use caution around the project site and follow the posted pedestrian detours during construction.