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Thursday31 July 2014

Frank Gehry says new subway could be 'disaster' for Disney Hall

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Tests suggest trains could be audible in concert hall

Frank Gehry has raised concerns that concerts at his Disney Hall in Los Angeles could be ruined by a planned subway line that would run close to the venue.

Recent simulations suggest rumbling might be audible in the concert hall.

These have provoked the architect to call for the Metro’s own noise projections, which two years ago predicted there would be no audible impact, to be reviewed.

“It would be a disaster for Disney Hall,” Gehry told the LA Times. “The flag is up and we should go over it and make sure.”

Art Leahy, Metro’s chief executive, said: “We are not about to do anything which in any fashion, however slightly, impairs or damages … Disney Hall or any other feature in that area.”

Construction on the $1.37 billion subway could begin in two or three years if it wins funding before the end of this year.

 

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  • Could be the disaster it needs to underline it's pointlessness : a Micky Mouse Architect produces a Micky Mouse concert hall. If it all fell down tomorrow, would anybody care? Ah yes!!! The Insurance company covering the building : if indeed, it is/was insurable.

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