Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Title

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Agent

Frank Gehry (American architect, born 1929 in Canada)

Location

Los Angeles, California, United States
111 South Grand Avenue
-84.194491

Date

1999–2003 (creation)
21st century

Style Period

Postmodern
Twenty-first century

Cultural Context

American

Worktype

buildings
performing arts buildings
auditoriums
buildings
performing arts buildings
concert halls

Material

stainless steel
steel
glass

Measurements

Entire building: over 3.6 acres with elevated publ

Subject

Architecture and City Planning
architectural exteriors
architectural interiors
contemporary (1960 to present)
music
Performing arts
Performing arts
interior
acoustical engineering
concert hall

Description

Interior
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.

Inscription

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

Rights

© Javier Gomez

ID

GOMEZAT0100

Source

Javier Gomez

State Edition

35 mm slides

Citation

Gehry, Frank, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999–2003 (creation), Los Angeles, California, United States, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Javier Gomez. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/15264.

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