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Dangling Locomotive On Wilshire: Entirely Doable

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The New York Times follows up on a feasibility report delivered to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) regarding that planned train--specifically, a 1943 Baldwin locomotive designed by artist Jeff Koons--that would hang outside the museum. According the paper, a firm specializing in large art projects such as this one looked at the specifications of the Koon train and gave it a thumbs up. "...[the firm's founder] said that the prospects look good. “There were a number of technical issues,” he said. “We were unsure they could be resolved. But it appears like they can.” More details about the locomotive: The wheels would spin 100 miles per hour and steam would "belch" three times a day from the thing.
· At the Ready When Artists Think Big [NY Times]
· LACMA looks to its landscape as fertile grounds for art [LA Times]