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Is LACMA's 340-Ton Rock Ready to (Very Slowly) Roll?
The long-awaited, incredible journey for a 340-ton rock in Riverside is (finally!) set to begin this week.
LACMA says that the massive monolith that is the centerpiece for artist Michael Heizer’s piece "Levitated Mass" will begin its 105-mile trip this Tuesday in the Inland Empire. If all goes well, the piece will arrive at LACMA on Saturday March 10. (Then again, we wouldn't be surprised if there were any more bureaucratic or logistical delays, since there have already been a few). The rock will only move at night, and even then it will move very slowly, about 8 mph, so as not to leave any scratches. It will only move at night so it doesn't tie up the commute.