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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Los Angeles, California, United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1999–2003 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Gehry, Frank Owen en_US 1999-2003 en_US 2013-01-16T15:24:58Z 2013-01-16T15:24:58Z 1999-2003 en_US
dc.identifier 184263 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1778 en_US
dc.description Context view, looking southwest at 1st Street and Hope Street, showing the northeast corner and north elevation (right); 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. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 6/12/2009) en_US
dc.format.medium stainless steel; steel; glass en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject music en_US
dc.subject Performing arts en_US
dc.subject Twenty-first century en_US
dc.subject Postmodern en_US
dc.title Walt Disney Concert Hall en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-GF-DCH-1-A6 en_US
vra.culturalContext American en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype concert hall en_US
vra.worktype auditorium en_US
dc.contributor.display Frank Owen Gehry (American architect, born 1929) en_US

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