Levitated Mass boulder moves next week (probably)

rock-photo-w-figs1.jpgPhotographer Gary Leonard is really looking forward to the move of that 340-ton boulder to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He got a call last night from the quarry in Riverside County: the truck is scheduled now to roll out next Tuesday, Feb. 28, after a little bon voyage party on the site. The night route taken to Wilshire Boulevard is going to be laborious and take most of two weeks. As of October, they were talking about the move requiring special parking in eight different jurisdictions — Pomona, Rowland Heights, Chino Hills, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lakewood, West Carson and Los Angeles — and the temporary relocation of utility wires or other accommodations by 100 different utilities. Like I said, it's a big boulder. The installation envisioned by artist Michael Heizer is a large concrete trench on the lawn out back of the museum. Map below the fold.

A story at ZevWeb agrees the move is scheduled for Tuesday night Feb. 28, escorted by eight CHP officers.

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