Sanders ready to take shine off blinding L.A. concert hall

03/7/2005 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Officials in Los Angeles have voted to sand down the ultra-shiny surfaces of the new Walt Disney Concert Hall in the name of public health. The blinding reflection of sunlight off of the hall's stainless steel panels was hot enough to warm the sidewalk outside to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, cause sunburn to pedestrians and roast neighbors in condominiums across the street.

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