Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hotel is a project that Lillian Disney commissioned in memory of her late husband. Gehry’s design was selected in December 1988 over Gottfried Böhm, Hans Hollein, and James Stirling. The concert hall acts as the centerpiece in a plan to rebuild a grand public complex of museums and hotels in the middle of future corporate and private establishments. The goal of the building is to provide the best possible acoustical environment for the orchestra and to create the closest possible connection between the audience and the musicians. The Concert Hall is also aimed to create a powerful relationship between the new building, the existing Music Center Facili...
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