Saturday, November 3, 2007
Our first stop was at the Disney Concert Hall. This is my favorite building, designed by Frank Gehry.
I learned today that the audio tour is now free. This 90-min tour of the hall, narrated by John Lithgow, gives an overview of the building's design, inspiration, materials, form and function.
We learned that the building was originally to have been made out of stone. That the warm douglas fir used on the interior is only for aesthetics it carries no acoutical value whatsoever. That Gehry designed the carpet specifically for Lillian Disney (still ugly). If you are interested in post-modern design this is a must see.
I was glad that it was slightly overcast today it made photographing the stainless streel structure somewhat easier.