340-ton boulder on its way to LACMA

http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/levitated-massThe 10-day journey begins tonight for the huge boulder from a Riverside quarry destined as the centerpiece of Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass at LACMA.  It is so huge it has to travel on a custom-built transporter that requires road and utility accommodations throughout the trip (it’s nearly 3 traffic lanes wide!), and must take a very circuitous route for safey.  As it can only move at 5mph, all travel will take place at night.  During the day it will be shrink-wrapped.

You can follow the progress at LACMA’s blog, and follow the route here.    All sites will be posting images as the megalith travels on its journey.

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