Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Form vs. function

Apparently, the glistening new Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles has its neighbors a bit heated up. This is architecture that would have made Archimedes proud!

From the LA Times:
"Construction crews are set to take a hand sander to some of the shimmering stainless steel panels that have wowed tourists and architecture lovers but have baked neighbors living in condominiums across the street.

Beams of sunlight reflected from the hall have roasted the sidewalk to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to melt plastic and cause serious sunburn to people standing on the street, according to a report from a consultant hired by the county."

Yikes!