The text below is from WET Design's web site, http://www.wetdesign.com/client/calplaza/calplaza.htm:
"Envisioned as an urban gathering plaza within the heart of Los Angeles, the Watercourt at California Plaza is a synthesis of multiple water elements. WET Design collaborated with Arthur Erickson Architectural Corporation to develop a flexible arena for a variety of functions. At times accompanying a live performance, and at others as an event of its own, water transforms from a role of support to one of central elation and celebration."
"At its most robust, a massive wave crashes forth from the rear, and cascades over the stage and amphitheater steps into a pool below, while engulfing all of the sculptural elements of the site. WET incorporated an array of pulsing jets that are choreographed in a range of sequences to perform on the main stage. When there are other performances, a curtain of continuously flowing jets acts as a back drop for performers on the main stage."