Now, LACMA officials say they're interested in taking over the care and management of the aging towers. They hope they can take over the operation of the L.A. landmark sometime this summer. Museum officials say they will use their connections to help raise money to fund the needed repairs.
The towers were built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia, in his spare time between 1921 and 1954. They're almost 100 feet high, made out of steel, wire, concrete and glass ornaments.