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Public Art – LAX Pylons Fact Sheet 

GATEWAY LAX PYLON FACT SHEET 

Century Boulevard Median Pylons 

  Number of Pylons: 11 (of 26 total)
  Height: 25 feet to 60 feet
  Diameter: 6 feet
  Materials: Steel truss structure with curved translucent glass cladding
  Glass Thickness: 3/8 inch with protective film on inner face

Gateway Pylons 
  Number of Pylons: 15 (of 26 total - forming a circle 560 feet in diameter)
  Height: average of 100 feet
  Diameter: 12 feet
  Materials: Steel truss structure with curved translucent glass cladding
  Glass Thickness: 3/8 inch with protective film on inner face

Lighting Capabilities 
  Colors: 16.7 million digitally created color variations
  Programs: Various
  Program Duration: 15 minutes to 3 hours for each program

Lighting 
  The pylons will be lit from dusk to dawn in a variety of colors and sequences -- a kinetic lighting installation.

Definition 
  According to Random House Dictionary, a pylon is a marking tower for guiding aviators.