The New York Times brings us an update on the progress (or lack of progress) in moving the LACMA rock…just when we thought this behemoth was scheduled to be rolling west, it seems the route is still in question. Planners on the project have to deal with three counties, twenty-one cities and the prospect of a very slow, very large parade travelling the more than 100 mile path to LACMA’s mid-Wilshire home – all at 7 mph.
This 340-ton rock is the highly anticipated centerpiece of what will be an outdoor (and permanent) display at LACMA. The artist is Michael Heizer a contemporary artist who specializes in large scale sculptures. This piece will be called “Levitated Mass”.
NYT December 28, 2011 – 340-Ton Sculpture Versus Immovable Bureaucracy
And here’s an earlier article The Buzz connected to in October, for a little more perspective…
NYT October 7, 2011 – How Do You Move a 340-Ton Artwork? Very Carefully
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Thanks, we’ve been wondering about its ETA.
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Thanks OBSART! Great info including videos and more info.
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