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While we may occasionally bemoan the lack of seasons in L.A., the mild conditions here have their advantages, including making the city particularly hospitable to public art. Recently, the Triforium, a 1975 multi-media sculpture by Joseph Young has undergone a complete upgrade, bringing life back to a work that had sat abandoned for years. In honor of the reopening, a group of supporters have even been staging events to show off the piece’s restored sound and light capabilities. And while the Triforium might be one of the grandest pieces of its kind in L.A., we’ve found five other illuminated public art installations around the city that you might not have stopped to appreciate before.

This 20-foot metallic sculpture hangs like a chandelier outside of Koreatown apartment complex The Vermont. At night, the construction of laser-cut aluminum glows with color-changing light projections. Local artist Cliff Garten designed the piece to suggest a lotus blossom, which carries symbolic meaning in Korean culture. 3150 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown.