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The rock to roll

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The rock will soon roll at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A 340-ton chunk of solid rock, intended to go on display at the museum near the La Brea Tar Pits, will start moving from Riverside County tomorrow.

“Levitated Mass” is artist Michael Heizer’s planned grand entrance to the LACMA complex on the Miracle Mile. Visitors will pass beneath the huge boulder through a slot to be carved under the rock on the museum’s north side.

It’s going to take 11 nights for the rock to make the 105-mile journey. It will require traffic signals to be dis-assembled, power lines will have to be cut, and ramps will have to be built across medians to allow the rock to pass.

The rock will roll up to the museum on March 10th.

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