"Triforium" (1975) by Joseph L. Young

 
DESCRIPTION:  60-foot by 20-foot, 60-ton concrete poly-phonoptic kinetic tower sculpture with lighted Venetian glass prisms and programmed sound system.
 
COMMENT:   Young's original sculpture featured a 79-note glass bell Finkelbeiner Carillon as its musical component to accompany the lighting display.  The carillon had two octaves of English bells and two octaves of Flemish bells. It was disconnected in a 2006 restoration and replaced by a Compact Disc player that is programmed to provide a synchronized music and lighting program. 
An original reflecting pool has also since been removed.

Carillon definition: A carillon (US /ˈkærəlɑːn/ or UK /kəˈrɪljən/;[1] French: [kaʁijɔ̃]) is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a church or municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord.   
(Source:  Wikipedia)

THE PUBLIC ART:
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THE PUBLIC PLACE:
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LOCATION:  Fletcher Bowron Square/Los Angeles Mall, 
northeast corner of Temple Avenue and Main Street, 
Civic Center, Los Angeles, CA