Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall (27 images)

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It's at First and Hope downtown - the Walt Disney Concert Hall - and course it's by Frank Gehry - America's non-Euclidean architect. And the place is also whimsical. Lillian Disney, Walt's widow, made the initial gift in 1987 to get it going. But groundbreaking was December 1999 and it opened on October 23, 2003 - so this project wasn't easy. To calculate the complex shapes of the curves Gehry had to use CATIA - the CAD/CAM/CAE software suite developed by the French guys at Dassault Systems...
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