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Chain Reaction Restoration

Project Information

Chain Reaction, designed by American editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad was installed on Main Street in 1991 and designated a landmark July 9, 2012 by the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission.

The assessment is needed to determine the integrity of the interior structure and the scope of work required to restore it. Chain Reaction has a structural steel interior frame, a fiberglass shell and copper chains on the exterior of the artwork which are in various conditions. The fiberglass shell will also be tested for strength.  Due to the unique shape, a conservator and a structural engineer will examine the sculpture to design scaffolding which will provide the necessary access to conduct the assessment.  After the assessment, recommendations will be made to the Landmarks Commission for the restoration.  The scaffolding is scheduled to remain in place throughout the assessment and until the repair work is complete.

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Construction for this project is underway, but is contained within the project area and there are no construction impacts in the public right of way.

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Project Contacts

City Project Manager: Danny Welch (310) 458-2205

City Construction Manger: Tim Purcell (310) 458-2205

Conservator: Rosa Lowinger & Associates

Landscape Design: SWA Group, Inc.

Landscape Construction: BrightView Landscape Development, Inc.

Project Status: Complete


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