If you drive down Wilshire Boulevard with regularity, you may have noticed the construction activity just a few paces east of Urban Light. The spine of the steps that lead from the plaza level of LACMA East to street level is now covered with what appears to be a giant, second set of steps. The steps aren’t for our long-legged visitors. Instead, the concrete blocks will serve as pedestals for objects in our reinstalled B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden, set to open this spring. More on the sculpture garden next month.
Also in the vicinity, the Wilshire and Ogden traffic intersection (similarly scheduled to open this spring) will be reopened, including the addition of a new, signalized crosswalk. (Ogden is the street that was closed to make way for the BP Grand Entrance and other construction on campus.)