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Ever see the giant mechanical tower at the Champlain Centre Mall and wonder… “What the heck is that?” Called the “Gizmo,” also known by some as the “Ball Machine,” it is an art installation by artist George Rhoads first built at the mall in 1986. He has created similar audiokinetic sculptures around the world since the 1960’s. Others can be found in the NYC Port Authority, Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, LAX in Los Angeles and of course… right here in Plattsburgh, New York too!

Check out the artist George Rhoads when he appeared on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in 1999! Watch below:

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