Massive Rock Rolls Closer Towards LACMA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Crowds of people are lining along the streets of L.A. to catch a glimpse of the 340-ton boulder headed to its final destination at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The monolith will be the focal piece of a exhibit entitled “Levitated Mass” by artist Michael Heizer.

A transporter, the length of a city block and the width of two car lanes, will slowly carry the rock on the final leg of its journey Friday night. Beginning at 10 p.m. the transporter will move at 5 mph as crews dismantle street signs and structures to accommodate the vehicle.

The boulder is expected to arrive to LACMA at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday.

If the last few weeks are any indication there will be plenty of onlookers to see its arrival. But they won’t get a chance to see the actual rock taken out of its shrink wrap. The boulder reportedly won’t be put in place for several weeks.


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