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    Architecture buffs

    To all who has or currently works at disneyland has obviously been over to the "team disney anaheim building" ive been there a few times (auditions) and just stare at this yellow building in complete awe every visit (its so weird looking) haha but yeah it kinda reminds me of the disney concert hall, what is this kind of architecture called? Btw can somebody post a photo of the facade if they can? thanx.

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    Re: Architecture buffs

    Both buildings are by the same architect, Frank Gehry.
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    http://www.angledetailing.com/disney-pics.htm

    There are more pictures of them making it click the link to see them


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    The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
    The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23, 2003 and features his trademark steel cladding. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked mixed opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.


    Construction

    The project was launched in 1987, when Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, donated $50 million. Gehry delivered completed designs in 1991. Construction of the underground parking garage began in 1992 and was completed in 1996. The garage cost has been variously estimated between $90 million to $110 million, and was paid for by Los Angeles County, which sold bonds to provide the garage under the site of the planned hall.
    However, construction of the concert hall itself stalled from 1994 to 1996 due to cost overruns, mismanagement and disagreements over the project's design. Eli Broad and then-mayor Richard Riordan restarted the fundraising efforts in late 1996, and groundbreaking for the hall was held in December 1999.
    Upon completion in 2003, the project had cost an estimated $274 million, including the parking garage. The remainder of the total cost was paid by private donations, of which the Disney family's contribution was estimated to $84.5 million with another $25 million from The Walt Disney Company. By comparison, the three existing halls of the Music Center cost $35 million in the 1960s.
    After the construction, additional expenses were incurred to correct the design flaw caused by the concert hall's unique choice of polished stainless steel covering concave surfaces. Residents of the neighboring condominiums suffered significant glare caused by the sunlight that was reflected in the manner similar to a parabolic mirror. The sunlight made the rooms of some nearby condominiums unbearably hot, and caused the air-conditioning costs of these residents to sky-rocket. Also during certain points of a sunny day the reflective surfaces caused the temperature of some adjacent sidewalks to rise to almost 140 degrees fahrenheit. After complaints from neighboring buildings and residents the county government stepped in and asked Disney to come up with a solution, their response was a computer analysis of the building's structure, after the offending surfaces were identified, they were sanded to reduce glare in 2005.

    Concert organ

    The design of the hall included a large concert organ, completed in 2004, which was used in a special concert for the 2004 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, in July of that year. The organ had its public debut in a non-subscription recital performed by Frederick Swann, on September 30th, 2004, and its first public performance with the Philharmonic two days later, in a concert featuring Todd Wilson.
    The organ's Gehry-designed facade sparked a great deal of controversy, as it includes a large number of pipes deliberately set at odd angles. Some people viewing early renderings and models compared it to a bag of French-fried potatoes. Nearly everybody who has seen the finished installation, however, agree that it fits perfectly with the design of the hall.
    The organ was built by the German organbuilder Caspar Glatter-Götz, under the tonal direction of Manuel Rosales; their other collaborations include the installations for United Church of Christ congregations in Claremont, CA, and Palos Verdes, CA. It has an attached console, built into the base of the instrument, from which approximately half the ranks are playable by direct mechanical, or "tracker" key action, with the rest playing by electropneumatic key action; this console somewhat resembles North-German Baroque organs, and has a closed-circuit television monitor set into the music desk. It is also equipped with a detached, movable console, which can be moved about as easily as a grand piano, and plugged in at any of four positions on the stage, this console has terraced, curved "ampitheatre"-style stop-jambs resembling those of French Romantic organs, and is built very low, with the music desk entirely above the top of the console, presumably for the sake of visibility. From the detached console, all ranks play by electropneumatic key action.
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    Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Ephraim Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is an architect known for his sculptural approach to building design. He is best known for building curvaceous structures, often covered with reflective metal. His most famous work, and the clearest expression of his style, is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, which is covered in titanium.



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    The Disney Hall is absolutely amazing. I know this is a bit off topic, but the inside is incredible and the acoustics are stunning. The organ "pipes" are made out of wood. If you get the chance, you should really try to attend a concert there.

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    Back on topic...

    Who's idea was the horrid butt ugly green blue disaster of a building that you see from the 5 freeway? Yikes! This isn't the same building complex, is it? What an EYESORE!!
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    THIS thing!


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    I kinda like it LDF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_hyperbole
    I kinda like it LDF.
    It may very well just be me. I watched it going up, and I kept waiting for them to finish it. I figured it was some type of extra thick undercoat and they were waiting for the final coat of paint to come in. To me, it says "Box of Melted Crayons" or "East Berlin Covered in Marine Slime." It is kinda neat how it changes colors as you drive by, but really now. Someone hit that thing pretty hard with the ugly stick. The other side, if that's the side in yellow, is really interesting. But the green blue thing....yeesh. It just screams at me everytime I drive south on the 5. And of all buildings on the Disney property, this one made absolutely no sense to me. The animation building in Burbank makes sense...kind of. This thing....I just don't get why you would drop a bluish yellow green wall of an office building in one of the most prominent locations for your company. Instead of something...well...CLASSY looking, it just kind of strikes me as "oops."

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