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Following LACMA's big rock through Long Beach, tweet by tweet

March 8, 2012 | 10:00 am

The circuitous 11-day journey of LACMA's giant boulder finished its most challenging route yet Thursday morning, squeezing through the busy byways of Long Beach
The circuitous 11-day journey of LACMA's giant boulder finished its most challenging route yet Thursday morning, squeezing through the busy byways of Long Beach.

Los Angeles Times reporter Deborah Vankin has been following the rock's trip and live tweeted from the scene starting Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

The $10-million caravan was celebrated first with a block party in the neighborhood of Bixby Knolls and ended its travels in the middle of a street in Carson.

PHOTOS: Giant rock rolling toward LACMA

The 105-mile journey is scheduled to end up at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art early Saturday. The giant boulder eventually will be the focal point of artist Michael Heizer's landmark sculpture "Levitated Mass" on the museum grounds.

Here, for those who were not following Vankin in the middle of the night, is a recap of her tweets and photos.

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-- Sherry Stern
twitter.com/sherrystern

Photo: Long Beach residents gather on the sidealk in the 3600 block of Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, where the LACMA rock paused Wednesday on its journey. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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