Workers Prepare to Move 340-ton Rock to L.A. County Museum of Art

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned by the gods to push a giant rock up a hill for eternity. In modern-day LA, the city’s largest museum has spent months — and $5 million to $10 million — trying to get a 340-ton boulder from a dusty quarry in Riverside onto its campus west of downtown.

Joe Schofield stands in front of a 340-ton rock as he and other workers prepare to transport the rock from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at Stone Valley Materials in Riverside, Calif. (Jae C. Hong / AP)

Joe Schofield welds a giant steel beam built to support a 340-ton rock as he and other workers prepare to transport the rock from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at Stone Valley Materials in Riverside, Calif. (Jae C. Hong / AP)

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