Here’s how The Economist covered the news that Hamburg’s new Concert Hall is about to open:
After a six year delay and massive cost overruns, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, or Elbphilharmonie, will finally open its doors on Wednesday. The stunning building was designed by the Swiss Architects, Herzog and de Meuron, and has become Hamburg’s most talked about landmark.
It has already passes a big test: musicians from its orchestra-in-residence were moved to tears by the acoustics after their first rehearsal.
Hamburg’s latest architectural gem seems poised to become one of the world’s most celebrated classical music venues.