‘Flying Dutchman’ Hall for Hamburg

Washington Post Entertainment News

The North German city of Hamburg has unveiled plans for a massive new concert hall designed by the architects Herzog & DeMeuron. The design, which is already being compared to that ghostly schooner, The Flying Dutchman, has clearly been created with global iconic status in mind. “The project is part of ongoing efforts to redevelop the city’s old docklands — known as Hafencity, or Harbor City — as a center of homes, offices and cultural events.”

The pic is an artist’s impression of the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The futuristic new complex will stand on top of an old coffee warehouse, located at the end of a spit of land that juts out into the Elbe river at one end of Hamburg’s busy harbor. It will be 110 meters (360 feet) tall.

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