In the fall of 2010, LACMA opened the Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, complete with a lush lawn behind it. Just a few short months later, crews began ripping up the lawn to prepare for the arrival of Levitated Mass.
It was a nice looking lawn (including four very uncomfortable cement lounge chairs, some sort of memorial to something, and for some reason a strip of gravel), but it was always empty. Whatever you feel about the giant boulder, at least now people are walking in the space.
The folks over at Google Maps haven’t updated their database, so the lawn lives on online.
In case you missed it during its short life, here’s what it used to look like: