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09/26/2012 04:34 pm ET | Updated Nov 26, 2012

Monumental Sculpture, Time Piece , at New El Monte Station!

An iconic, large-scale sculpture by Donald Lipski is installed at Metro's new El Monte Station, which is opening Oct. 14!

Lipski, an internationally renowned sculptor in the field of public art, created a monumental clock tower-with a twist. Entitled Time Piece, the artwork includes three double sided clocks suspended from a sweeping 30-foot tall stainless steel arch, using a web of thin stainless steel cables.

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The functional sculpture echoes the grand clock towers historically found in transit systems, but is updated to contemporary times and the specific context of the new facility.

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Built in the 1970s, the original transit center was the busiest bus-only station west of the Mississippi. The station was demolished to make way for a new two-level station, doubling its previous size and accommodating up to 40,000 daily riders.

Click here for a Source post documenting the installation of this artwork, and here for more information on Donald Lipski's work.