But Does It Say L.A.?

L.A. hopes Frank Gehry's metal swoops and swirls will give it its own icon - à la Empire State Building or Eiffel Tower.
June 6, 2003, 8am PDT | C. Scott Smith
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"...The Walt Disney Concert Hall, the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is the building that started it all nearly 20 years ago. The gleaming structure that now anchors a newly revitalized corridor in the heart of downtown Los Angeles swoops and swings like a giant symphonic gesture... The stainless-steel-clad masterwork, which builders are rushing to ready for its first rehearsal with the orchestra on June 30, is already bringing to Los Angeles what has been dubbed the 'Bilbao effect,' after the little-known Spanish city that became a superstar once Gehry's titanium-clad art museum put it on the international tourism circuit."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Friday, June 6, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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