Review walt disney concert hall los angeles

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Walt Disney Concert Hall
By Luis Arteaga

The structure is impressive. While there are quite a number of artists who you can recognize immediately for theirworks, none of their masterpieces can be as breathtaking as Frank Gehry’s buildings. As a part of the plan to revitalize Downtown L.A, the Walt Disney Concert Hall it’s one of the crown’s jewels. Incombination with LA Convention Center, Staples Center, LA Live and the skyscrapers, it really gives the small downtown a sense of a fashionable and active city in a wide range of styles.

First thingyou’ll notice is its massive scale. Doesn’t matter how many pictures, videos and references you have. It’s amazing how a structure like that could be so big. It fills a complete square and is surrounded byreally wide streets. It’s unbelievable how so many curves and ups and downs could even be made in a resistant material. Even when you have to take into account that it has to endure the daily LAearthquakes.

The building is supposed to be in the shape of a rose when looked at it from the sky. I still don’t know if it’s true, but for me it kind of resembles one of these pop up books forchildren where all the figures decided to go out at the same time. Not in vain Gehry is known for his paper building style. It’s something I can’t quite describe objectively but is definitely an experienceto look at and even more, to walk through it.

Somehow Gehry manage to include a massive concert hall with a custom organ, he also designed the building to have internal gardens like a square plaza,an external auditorium, and a handmade fountain made of pieces of chinaware as a present to the primary benefactor of the project, Lillian Disney. One of the things that really caught my attention isthe advanced process they use to clean some parts of the building. It’s like a railed robotic arm loaded with a high pressure water gun that is fired once per month. I wonder if these devices...
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