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Huge Rock's Route to LA, Visit Schindler's Lovell Beach House

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RIVERSIDE: For the rock watchers in the crowd, here's the route that LACMA's 340 ton boulder will take to get from its Riverside quarry to the museum on the Miracle Mile (where it will rest on steel rails as part of Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" installation). After many delays, the rock is scheduled to roll out on October 25 and roll in in the wee hours of November 4. The latest delay, according to County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's website, was parking. The rock and its giant transporter will need to make eight day-long stops and they'll need to be parked "somewhere wide, flat, accessible to vehicles, easy to guard and hard to get to for humans." The solution? They're going to park the rock in the middle of the road, in eight different places, on eight different days. Four jurisdictions signed off no problem, but Chino Hills, La Mirada, Lakewood, and Long Beach took a little convincing. As of today, everyone is "mostly on board." Because of various constraints, the route itself came down to exactly one option. [Zev Yaroslavsky]

NEWPORT BEACH: For its fall fundraiser this Sunday, the MAK Center is opening up Rudolph Schindler's Lovell Beach House in Newport Beach (built in 1926) and hosting short talks by local architects, artists, and scholars. Speakers include Los Angeles Plays Itself filmmaker/CalArts professor Thom Andersen, architect Craig Hodgetts, Schindler expert/Cal Poly Pomona architecture chair Judith Sheine, and Getty Research Institute Architecture & Contemporary Art department head Wim de Wit. The MAK Center will set up shop on the beach and provide frisbees. [Curbed Inbox]

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Click to enlarge; image via Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

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