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"Wirin" sculpture by artist Tjyllyungoo
Yagan Square - Digital Tower, February 2018
Digital Tower

Yagan Square is a component of the Perth City Link in Perth, Western Australia. It is situated between the Perth railway station, Horseshoe Bridge and the Perth Busport in the eastern part of the Perth City Link precinct, occupying 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres). Construction of the square began in February 2016, and it was opened on 3 March 2018.

The design has taken into account the place of significance to the indigenous people on whose land it is being built, the Noongar people of Perth, as well as the lakes that used to exist under what is now the Perth railway station and Wellington Street.

On the south-western corner of Yagan Square is a 45-metre-high (148 ft) "digital tower", with a wrap-around display screen 30 metres (98 ft) in diameter and 14 metres (46 ft) high. Fourteen columns rising from the middle of the tower represent the fourteen Noongar language groups.

Facing William Street, a 9-metre (30 ft) statue "Wirin", designed by Noongar artist Tjyllyungoo, represents the "sacred force of creative power that connects all life of boodja (mother earth)".

Coordinates: 31°57′02″S 115°51′29″E / 31.9506°S 115.8581°E / -31.9506; 115.8581

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