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10 Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most famous designs of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. And these billowing steel forms, well, they were inspired by Gehry's love of sailing. But quite tricky to create, though, and in the end, they had to use some special computer software that was normally used for designing fighter aircraft. You won't find many steel rivets or welding in the structure either because those steel panels, they're all stuck on with a special adhesive tape called Permasteelisa that holds it in place - is actually strong enough to hold two train locomotives together. When the Concert Hall was first opened, there were a few teething problems. It was found that some of steel structures were focusing the rays of the sun to create hotspots on the nearby sidewalks and buildings. That was soon sorted out with a little bit of sanding down of the offending panels and today, the building's better known for its beautiful form on the outside and its near perfect acoustics on the inside. Lillian Disney, the wife of Walt Disney, donated $50 million to get the project started here and the architect, Frank Gehry, knew that Lillian loved both flowers and Deft porcelain and he decided to thank her with both, creating this lovely fountain here in the shape of a rose and covered with a mosaic comprised of thousands of pieces of Deft porcelain.
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