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Triforium Creator Dies

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 03:07PM
Triforium Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Joseph Young, the artist who designed the Triforium, died last week at the age of 87. Aside from the controversial piece atop the LA Mall, Young also designed a large mural inside Parker Center and one on the north face of the Hall of Records.

The lights of the Triforium were relit last December, but the original computer control for lighting and music no longer exists. Though there are still original control programs on paper tape, little else of the original guts remains. The lights are currently on from 6-8 both morning and evening and attempts continue to restore the piece's original functionality.

The Times obit notes that Young's mural on the side of the Hall of Records is currently undergoing renovation, and that work should be completed next month.

Obit noticed via this Paper Mag post.


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