340-Ton Boulder Makes Pit Stop On Its Way To LACMA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 340-ton boulder is making a pit stop at Figueroa and Florence on its way to LACMA, where it will become part of an abstract art exhibit.

The two-story-tall megalith, which is nearly done with its 11-night journey from a quarry in Riverside County, is scheduled to arrive at LACMA on Saturday morning.

Several street closures have been in effect as workers have temporarily taken down street lights to make way for the rock, which will be part of the permanent exhibit “Levitated Mass.”

The boulder will now travel west on Adams Boulevard, north on Western Avenue, west on Wilshire Boulevard, north on Fairfax and east around the block on Sixth Street to its permanent home on the museum’s north lawn.

Those interested in tracking the rock’s progress can follow the mass on its Twitter page, @LACMARock.

  • Mark

    This is a waste of money. Who are the idiots responsible for this? What is the purpose of having a rather large rock displayed at a museum? Has Los Angeles run out of rocks?

  • Whos Paying

    Who is paying for all this is the better question…..I hope tax payer money is not being used for all the logistical nightmares of this. Moving street signs and poles just to move the rock…….silly

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