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Conceived to integrate art, science and music into a unified physical, visual and audio theme, the work was described by Young as 'a bold, confident statement that expresses man's faith in the future.

Young envisioned laser beams shooting into space from the Triforium, making it the world's first astronomical beacon. He also wanted to create a multi-media dialogue between people, light and sound with sensors that would transform the movement of pedestrians passing under the work into changing patterns of color and music.

However, as the initial estimated cost of the Triforium increased from approximately $250,000 to nearly $1 million, City Councilmen attacked the work as a "psychedelic nickelodeon," a "million dollar firefly," and as the "Trifoolery."

Triforium, 1975, by Joseph Young. 60'H x 16'W.
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Tuesday 29 April 2003

triforium, downtown LA

29 April 03 @ 17:27
Good colors on a beautiful day. Atlanta's sunny today too.
sorelle //

29 April 03 @ 21:16
Unfortunately for Joseph Young, his vision for the first astronomical beacon and his expression for man's fate in the future was ruined by an invasion of killer sculpture eating "Lady Bugs". Oh well, better than roaches.
Joe G //

30 April 03 @ 15:09
Is it just me, or do they look quite a bit like cell phone antenna arrays, although the color is very nice.

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not complaining, I still like it.

-milo
milo //

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