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New from Nouvel, and only $600 Million!

Posted at 9:21 PM on September 16, 2009 by John Birge (1 Comments)
Filed under: Fun finds

The world's most expensive concert hall has just opened in Copenhagen with a price tag of nearly $600M! That's nearly five times the amount spent on the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, which was designed by the same architect, Jean Nouvel.

The Copenhagen Concert Hall was built for Danish Radio, the public broadcaster in Denmark. The New York Times calls it "beautifully resilient emotional sanctuary... a little corner of utopia in a world where walls are collapsing."


And it's getting good reviews for its sound as well. Click here for a review, and interior photo.

Comments (1)

Worth noting, too, that for that price the folks in Copenhagen also got the largest pipe organ in Denmark, with 120-ranks (91-stops), built by the noted Dutch firm of van den Heuvel. Quite a luxury, and one that we and our orchestra halls seen incapable even of dreaming about.

Posted by Michael Barone | September 16, 2009 10:04 PM