THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF L.A. COUNTY
OFFERS A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF A HISTORIC MILESTONE
"LOST" EAGLE REPLACED ATOP THE BUILDING CAPS OFF MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT IN TIME FOR THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND
L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will participate in the ceremony
TODAY: Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 am
WHAT: After 89 years, a six-foot terracotta eagle that once perched atop the ornately decorated Beaux-Arts East Portico of the Natural History Museum's historic 1913 Building has been replaced. Damaged in an earthquake in June 1920, the historic adornment has been re-created using Museum archival records and a little artistic imagination. The new eagle is modernly reinforced to keep it perched above the historic structure for many years to come.
The installation of the eagle will be completed just in time for the 4th of July weekend. This caps off more than two years of construction work and architectural preservation of the historic core of the Museum—the magnificent 1913 Building which is the centerpiece of a landmark $91 million institution-wide transformation.
HOW: A CONSTRUCTION LIFT WILL BE PROVIDED SO THAT PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN GET CLOSE TO THE EAGLE AT THE TOP OF THE BUILDING'S FAÇADE.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 am
WHERE: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The Natural History Museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd, between Menlo Ave and Kinsey Ave. Broadcast vans may park adjacent to the East entrance of the 1913 Building by entering at the North side of the Museum from Exposition Blvd, just west of Kinsey Ave. For directions google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Natural+History+Museum+of+Los+Angeles+County,+900+Exposition+Blvd,+Los+angeles&sll=34.053513,-118.306274&sspn=0.133122,0.219727&ie=UTF8&ll=34.017798,-118.288518&spn=0.016647,0.027466&z=15">www.nhm.org.