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The artist responsible for the iconic installation of Los Angeles lamposts just out front of LACMA has worked up another impressive feat of engineering with "Metropolis II," a room-size diorama of a city complete with working freeways.

From the LACMA website:

"Chris Burden's Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings."

The exhibit can be seen any day the museum is open, but the running times are:

Fridays: 11:30-12:30 pm; 1:30-2:30 pm; 3:30-4:30 pm; 5:30-6:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30 am-11:30 am; 12:30-1:30 pm; 2:30-3:30 pm; 4:30-5:30 pm

Please note that LACMA is closed on Wednesdays. Check their website for more information.

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