Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Building, Concert Hall, Museum
With its curvy stainless steel exterior, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a cultural landmark of LA’s downtown area. Designed by Frank Gehry, the building’s iconic wavy shapes were inspired by the architect’s love of sailing. Inside, however, the concert hall is a basic box shape with a warm, wooden interior. The project was commissioned in 1988, but due to budgetary issues it didn’t open until 2003. Home to the LA Philharmonic, the hall boasts some of the best acoustics in the world.