This one, in the imaginative hands of Gehry, the Mulleavys, and director Christopher Alden, is in a different realm altogether.
Gehry, who loves music, is the first to say that the quality of the sound matters as much as the architecture.
Significant stakeholders believe that the Gehry design is, regretfully, unworkable.
Its small size means “the audience is right in the music,” says Gehry.
They bonded over Bach when Gehry heard the kid practicing piano.
The overall Gehry design, he adds, is “reminiscent of a parking garage he did in Santa Monica.”
Nevertheless, many share their concerns about the Gehry concept.
(Or as Gehry framed it in the Sketches documentary: “mak[ing] beauty with junk”).
And in terms of the disowned Gehry house, Broad simply says: “I was too impatient and he was too slow.”
This hall is a more modest endeavor than Disney, but Gehry was always good with modesty.