City protects public art as median upgrades continue
The city of Beverly Hills has launched the Burton Way Median Green Street and Water Efficient Landscape Project to create a storm water retention site and improve the landscaping on Burton Way between Rexford and Oakhurst drives. The project will transform the median into a drought tolerant garden and is scheduled to be complete in late summer or early fall 2022.
Four sculptures currently on the median, and one on a median across from Roxbury Park, were fenced to protect them during construction. They include “Folded Square-Alphabet G,” by Fletcher Benton; “World on Its Hind Legs,” by William Kentridge; “Sisyphus,” by Alexander Liberman; “Love Anatomy,” by Alexandra Nechita; and “Spiral of Life,” by Baile Oakes. During construction, the sculptures will be periodically wrapped by the city’s art conservators, Rosa Lowinger & Associates, to protect them from excessive condensation. While the Burton Way Median Green Street and Water Efficient Landscape Project will temporarily prevent the public from fully viewing the sculptures, improvements to the median will create an environmentally-sustainable sculpture garden to be enjoyed for years to come, city officials said. For information, call the Beverly Hills Public Works Department at (310)285-2467, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.