Looks great, but can it fry an egg?
Frank Gehry's shiny, new concert hall in Los Angeles is being criticized by neighbors
for reflecting heat into their homes and by others for raising the temperatures on adjacent sidewalks
to as high as 138º F. Somebody should mention this, though, to the landscape architects
who promote their contribution to the concert hall as offering "a cool and shady retreat from the heat and noise of the surrounding downtown streets."
Update: Gehry has agreed
to sandblast the building to reduce the glare, but he wants the taxpayers of LA County to pay for the modification.