Walt Disney Concert Hall

CarolM

San Bernardino, United States

Artist's Description

From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world as well as an internationally recognized architectural landmark.

Through the vision and generosity of Lillian Disney, the Disney family, and many other individual and corporate donors, the city enjoys the 200,000 square foot, 3.6-acre complex that embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra.

The Vision
In 1987, the late Lillian Disney made an initial gift of $50 million to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. Since then, other gifts and accumulated interest brought the Disney family’s total contribution to over $100 million. The County of Los Angeles agreed to provide the land and significant additional funding to finance Walt Disney Concert Hall’s six-level subterranean parking garage.

In 1988, renowned architect Frank Gehry was selected to design the complex. Construction on the Concert Hall itself began in November 1999. Opening night was October 23, 2003. From design to completion took 16 years.

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