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      Cosanti bell dedicated in Arizona as part of 25th anniversary celebrations

      June 6, 2012

      As part of Arizona’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Wyatt Decker, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, unveiled and dedicated a Cosanti bell (see photograph below). The bronze bell hangs from a specially constructed beam outside the main entrance of Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.

      “These bells will be with us from this day forward to remind us of our 25 years in the Southwest,” says Dr. Decker. “The three main bells are representative of our three shields.”

      Paolo Soleri, who created the Cosanti bell, was born in Torino, Italy. He studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis., and Taliesin West in Arizona. Soleri has lived and worked in Arizona since 1956. He is recognized for architectural and structural originality, conceptual urban planning, authorship of many books, university lectures, and the workshops at Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory in Arizona, which is located about an hour north of the Valley at Cordes Junction, Ariz.

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