Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music Gets A (Barely Visible) Facelift

“It’s easy to spot the splashier renovations to the Academy of Music from the past couple of decades – the meticulously restored ballroom, or the enormous crystal chandelier in the main auditorium that now closely resembles the original. Less obvious is some of the work being done this summer on the building, which has been, since 1857, the city’s prime gathering place with a sense of occasion.”