• Matt Esnayra

Public art piece 'The Loop' in DTLB destroyed after a car crash

Photo via by Reddit user u/ProbablyNotADragon

A car crash has reduced the silvery abstract art piece known as 'the loop' to scrap after a driver lost control over the Labor Day weekend, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) told MTLB.

Out of "The Loop":

The DLBA installed the art piece in 2016 on the former Jergins Trust Building site. It was initially expected to be temporary but endured at the corner of Pine Avenue and Ocean Blvd until the crash.


The single-car crash occurred on Sunday, Sept. 9., at about 11:01 a.m., near Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue.

  • The female adult driver suffered "non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision," an LBPD spokesperson told the Modern Times.

  • Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the driver to a nearby hospital.

  • Police say the driver was heading east on Ocean Boulevard when she lost control of her car and crashed into "a bus stop, trash can, parking meter, scooters, and a palm tree."

  • The palm tree would crash onto "The Loop," breaking the abstract art.No other injuries were reported, and the investigation is ongoing.

  • DLBA told the Modern Times they are looking for "funding from Distrct 2"

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