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6 The Triforium

The Triforium

The Triforium
The Triforium here, looks like it just landed from outer space. Actually, it's a sculpture dating back to 1975. If you take a look to the outside, you can see these 1,500 colored glass prisms. Each with a little bulb inside to illuminate it. And there's also a 79-note glass carillon, which can play all sorts of tunes. The creator of the Triforium, Joseph Young, had a grand vision for the project. He wanted it to be like a Rosetta Stone of art and technology. Translating the movements and actions of passers-by to a very early motion sensing, computer control system, into a lovely artistic light and sound show above us. But that early computer was plagued with faults. Never really worked as expected and soon fell into disrepair. But today, many years later, there's work afoot to restore the Triforium and to try and make it work like it was originally intended. But either way, it's a pretty cool piece of space-age art.
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