Why is the Walt Disney Concert Hall important?

Walt Disney Concert Hall is home to the LA Phil – one of the world’s preeminent orchestras – and an unrivalled venue for classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz.

How did the Walt Disney Concert Hall fail?

The problems became apparent early on. Drivers were blinded by the glare, and residents of the condos across the street complained about the reflected heat. Initially, a gray tarp was hung over the worst area, which makes only a small percentage of the building. Now workers are sanding down the metal to dull the gloss.

How much did the Walt Disney Concert Hall cost?

History. In the mid-90s, construction at Walt Disney Concert Hall had come to a halt. Estimated costs of the building had increased to $265 million, well above Lillian Disney’s initial donation of $50 million.

Who funded the Disney Concert Hall?

The plan to build a world-class concert hall in the city was launched in 1987, when Lillian B. Disney, the widow of Walt Disney, donated $50 million to the Music Center. The County of Los Angeles provided the land for the concert hall site and funds to finance the hall’s parking garage.

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