Saturday, May 30, 2009

No Kidding On New MSO Hall

The long-awaited Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert hall unveiled drawings Thursday, May 28, planned for the corner of St. Urbain St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.

From The Montreal Gazette:

Was this a concert hall I saw before me? The immediate response to the distribution on Thursday of images of a new music palace on the northeast corner of Place des Arts was, necessarily, a Shakespearean reflection on illusion and reality.

We have been here before, a few times. Drawings of nonexistent Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert halls might make a nice coffee-table book. Of course, computer-generated images, with little people milling about and gulls soaring over a crepuscular skyline, are more vivid and convincing than old-fashioned sketches and blueprints.

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