DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Cyrus the Great is getting closer to Downtown Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the City Council approved a motion to accept the donation of a bronze statue of the figure who ruled Persia circa 600 B.C. The statue is being funded by Ezatollah Delijani, an Iranian-born investor whose family owns four Broadway theaters. The motion from Ninth District Councilwoman Jan Perry states that the Delijani family will pay for the statue’s design, fabrication, installation and maintenance. No timeline was set as to when the statue would be completed. The motion still needs to go to the Cultural Affairs Commission and the Recreation and Parks Commission, said Eva Kandarpa, a spokeswoman for Perry. Last summer city officials named the intersection of Seventh Street and Broadway Ezat Delijani Square.