Huge Broom to Dramatize Drive Against Graffiti
Residents and business leaders along 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles will be joined by more than 1,000 high school students in front of the Mayfair Hotel on Saturday to push the world’s largest broom in an effort to dramatize their commitment to eradicate the effects of gang graffiti.
The push broom is 105 feet long, 40 feet wide and weighs approximately 3,500 pounds. It was designed by the USC School of Engineering and constructed as a class project by the students of Belmont High School.
The event will kick off a month-long clean-up effort along 7th Street and will entail painting over existing graffiti. Ruzz Dazzio, management representative of the Mayfair Hotel, is the prime mover behind the effort.