The Walt Disney Concert HALL was opened in October 2003 and has been a cultural landmark in the City of Los Angeles. Known by it's architecture and superior acoustics this creative ENDEAVOR was the perfect challenge to ARCHITECT Frank Gehry. Lillian Disney wanted the Concert hall to be built in memory of her husband, Walt. She wanted her husband's Passion of music to live on in the heart of a city that they loved.
Frank Gehry's original sketch of what would become Walt Disney Concert Hall
Frank Gehry, when building the hall envisioned it as
"a living room for the city," A place where music and culture would
be accessible to all peoples. With it's modern and stanless steel
design it took 16 years to come to fruition, and is now not only a
Los Angeles landmark, but a world renowned symbol of art.
“First and foremost, the concert hall…must be designed and built…to be one of the finest in the world and serve as a permanent tribute to my late husband, Walt Disney.”
- LILLIAN DISNEY
“I’m trying to make a building that invites you in - the body language is welcoming.” - FRANK GEHRY