Metropolis II

by journojames on March 7, 2012

I finally have a little time to share.

A few weeks ago I visited the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) and caught the Metropolis II sculpture. What is Metropolis II? Imagine an entire bustling city inside a large room. No joke. The structure, designed by L.A. artist Chris Burden, is made up of the world’s iconic urban structures and wrapped in speedways and tracks that cars, trains and trolleys race through, over, under and around. It’s noisy, chaotic, fun and impressive.

Photo by JournoJames

Burden began working on it in 2006, according to LACMA. It includes 1,200 custom designed toy cars, 18 roadways and buildings made out wood blocks, tiles, and Lego pieces. Burden estimates that 100,000 cars circulate through the complex structure every hour.

Photo by JournoJames

Photo by JournoJames

Photo by JournoJames

Photo by JournoJames

Photo by JournoJames

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Anna Harlan May 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Oh wow – that looks amazing!

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