Designed by Frank Gehry, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is an architectural gem in downtown Los Angeles. The acoustics are wonderful and the hall seats 2, 265.
The shiny, undulating surface is stunning. The building looks like a post-modern alien space ship parked regally at 111 South Grand Avenue.
Initially, the computer-designed surfaces caused problems for neighbors as sunlight bounced off the shiny stainless steel, creating intense glare that reflected into condominiums. Rooms turned hot as steam baths. Frank Gehry and Partners solved the problem by sanding the offending panels, thereby dulling the mirror-like skin.
Tefillin alert, Tefillin alert! There, don’t you feel safer.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.