Architecture / Explore LA

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA

Sitting upon 4 acres, on top of Bunker Hill, the breathtaking steel-clad exterior curves are reminiscent of a ship’s sail.  Unarguably, the most interesting building in Downtown Los Angeles is the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Be completely wowed by Frank Gehry’s genius after taking an audio tour of the music center and observe all the intricate details of his design.  Opening in October 2003, it is considered one of the world’s best concert halls. Finding the balance between an imposing and inviting architectural style, you must see, walk, & hear this Modern LA icon!

To Do: Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA
Architectural Tour Info: [click here]
Website/Concerts: http://www.laphil.com
Architect:  Frank Gehry
Building:  Walt Disney Concert Hall
Style:  Deconstructivism
Construction: Estimated $274 million to build
Capacity: Seats 2,265 people

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Interesting Facts:

  • Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra
  • Large Douglas fir columns are placed at the entrance of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Atrium Hall at Disney Hall. Resembling tree trunks, the columns represent Disney Hall’s dialogue with nature.

Additional Photos/Links:

http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/walt-disney-concert-hall-los-angeles-cultural-icon

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