A Less Obvious Gehry

Architect Frank Gehry is designing another concert hall, this time in Miami, to house the New World Symphony, which bills itself as America’s orchestral training academy. But “in contrast to Gehry’s bravura landmarks such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao or the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, you won’t be able to take in the essential idea at a distance. This building won’t swoop, nor will it curve, bow, bend or dance. It is subtle rather than obvious — a building that requires participation, which is really the whole point.”