“Disney Hall is a scintillating building in every sense of the word.” Temperatures on the sidewalk outside REDCAT, for instance, can reach 138 degrees. You won’t spontaneously combust when those rays hit you, but you’ll get a sunburn if you idle for 10 minutes. Gehry, whose office cooperated with Schiler, proposes to sandblast his landmark to dull the offending surfaces. If you thought those billowing forms and glistening surfaces were a perfect homage to the sun-drenched and blistering Los Angeles climate, well, think again. The sunshine muse, it seems, is too sunny for Los Angeles.
This marks the end of my Gehry-related posts for the time being.