Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

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The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown of Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, and 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. The hall is a compromise between an arena seating configuration, like the Berliner Philharmonie by Hans Sharon, and a classical shoebox design like the Vienna Musikverein or the Boston Symphony Hall.Lillian Disney made an initial gift of $50 million in 1987 to build a performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney's devotion to the arts and to the city. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 24, 2003. Both Gehry's architecture and the acoustics of the concert hall, designed by Minoru Nagata, the final completion supervised by Nagata's assistant and protege Yasuhisa Toyota, have been praised, in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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  • It is impossible to see this building and not to think automatically of the Bilbao Guggenheim. Very striking and very contrasting outside with the other buildings of the city
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  • Just view this for, it's worth every second of the trip to the site! Simply fantastic! Spectacular architecture.
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  • We went for the first time yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the concert. It's quite breathtaking on the outside, and the inside has a warm and inviting feel to it. My one beef: this place needs 2-3x more restrooms. The mens room by the cafe has one stall and one urinal. There was a line at every restroom, and the ladies line by the cafe had at least 12 ladies waiting out the door. If you're a little slow getting to the facilities during the intermission, you surely won't make it back in time. I'm no architect, but I have to believe there is a regulation somewhere for this, and Disney Hall fails. Everything else was nice... But seriously hit the restroom in advance and don't drink too much during the show.
  • Amazing sound. The acoustics are absolutely the best you can imagine. The entire environment is equally impressive. Intimate but grandiose. It is definitely worth a visit. Musical Disneyland, magical kingdom of sound and togetherness.
  • Located really got in downtown LA next to the Broad. This is a must see for all whether you appreciate architecture or not. The Walt Disney concert hall will present many opportunities for Instagram stories! Striking views at every turn. You will not be disappointed by the magnitude and post modernist take on a public infrastructure! This is a declaration that art, music, and, architecture fluidly flows into one another with a lot of drama and cohesion. It’s bold! A statement! A landmark amongst the LA traffic!
  • The tour is free. Walt Disney Concert Hall is beautiful. We parked our car at the underground parking. The parking was $20. You could park your car at a nearby parking at a cheaper rate. We were allowed to see the main concert hall which is wonderful. The outside balconies offers excellent views of LA. The area is nice and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The building is amazing outside and inside.
  • Beautiful architecture. Great that the tours are free. It's beautiful inside and out. I loved the lotus flower fountain outside. The only thing I didn't lime is we didn't get to see the concert area

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