Walt Disney Concert Hall

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    View of Exterior
Related person
Frank Owen Gehry (was created by)
1999-2003 (creation)
North and Central America->United States->California (CA)->Los Angeles (county)
Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. After complaints from neighboring buildings and residents about the sun glare from the stainless steel panels, the owners asked Gehry Partners to come up with a solution. Their response was a computer analysis of the building's surfaces identifying the offending panels. In 2005 these were dulled by lightly sanding the panels to eliminate unwanted glare.
Postmodern (AAT)
Twenty-first century (LCSH)
stainless steel