Grand fountains that regularly shot H2O around Queens' unofficial symbol - until water flow leaked into a nearby museum in recent years - will be back on for good by late next summer, city officials said.
Workers will fix pipes beneath the stainless steel sphere early next spring to prevent flooding into the Queens Museum of Art and restore the misty mystique of the 1964 World's Fair icon.
Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski heralded the $1 million project - funded by Borough President Helen Marshall - as a "major reinvestment" in the park's core.
Work will repair fountains around Unisphere at Flushing Meadows
Hey, it only took Helen and Dottie 7 years to realize that this situation was unacceptable.