What’s Going on with the Triforium These Days?

Chris Nichols answers your burning questions about L.A.

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Q: I’d like to know more about the Triforium. I heard it was up and running again.

A: Artist Joseph Young created the 60-foot-tall Modernist sculpture with synchronized music and color in 1975 in an attempt to liven up a bleak and empty downtown. Now that the area is alive with other music and color, the poor endeavor just sits there, unplugged and on mute.


A group of enthusiastic young supporters at the Triforium Project won $100,000 in 2016 to fix the beast, but City Hall clipped its wings. And after a year of red tape, the money was used for a temporary patch and three groovy concerts

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