When first built, the stainless steel concert hall did not set well with its Los Angeles neighbors.
Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex (2005) by Frank O. Gehry
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The Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry
is now a Los Angeles landmark, but neighbors complained about the shiny steel structure when it was built. Critics said the sun's reflection from the metal skin created nearby hot spots, visual hazards for neighbors, and dangerous glare for traffic.