Thu, January 12, 2012
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Miniature metropolis on display

2012-01-12 03:13:22 GMT2012-01-12 11:13:22(Beijing Time)  China Daily

An overhead view of Chris Burden's large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, as seen during a media preview at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California Jan 11, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

Volunteer Alison Walker watches over Chris Burden's large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, during the media preview at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California Jan 11, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

Miniature cars move along the elevated freeway at Chris Burden's large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, during the media preview at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California Jan 11, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

The sculpture, modeled after a fast-paced futuristic city with 1,100 miniature cars running through an elaborate system of roadway tracks at a scale speed of about 240 miles-per-hour, is meant to evoke the energy of a city. The exhibit opens to the public Saturday, January 14.

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