Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - concert halls

Designers: Gehry Partners, LLP (firm); Levine/Seegel Associates, Consulting Engineers (firm); Mortenson, M.A., Construction Company (firm); bmd (firm); Frank Owen Gehry (architect); Levine (engineer); Bruce Mau (graphic designer); Morton A. Mortenson Sr. (building contractor); Michael A. Sapio (engineer); Mark H. Seegel (electrical engineer); Anil H. Shenoy (mechanical engineer); Aravind H. Shenoy (engineer); Anil S. Shinde (mechanical engineer)

Dates: constructed 1987-2003

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111 South Grand Avenue
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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This large and flamboyant project, required 16 years to complete, and was in danger of abandonment on a few occasions. At a cost of $388 million, the concert hall included a restaurant, gift shops, gardens and terraces, a 500-seat pre-concert sitting area, and a 300-seat rehearsal hall for chamber music concerts.

Building History

The concert hall officially opened 10/23/2003; Architect: Gehry Partners, Los Angeles; Client: Music Center of Los Angeles County, County of Los Angeles; Operator: Music Center of Los Angeles County; Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics, Tokyo; Landscape design: Melinda Taylor Landscape Design, Los Angeles; Landscape architect: Lawrence Reed Moline, Culver City; Consulting Engineers: Levine / Seegel Associates. Building Contractor: M. A. Mortenson Company, Minneapolis, MN.

Hall to Rival World's Best Gets Underway - Reuters (12/13/1999)More details on the history of the Hall;

PCAD id: 804

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