Eugene Ahn says | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 1:15AM
This is near the back garden, behind the ampitheatre. I think this view offers a good comparison of the two styles of wall panel surfacing on this unconventional building. The wall on the right side of the photo features panels with a polished, reflective finish. The wall on the left side of the picture has panels that are brushed down to a dull matte finish. When the concert hall first opened in 2003, the entire building looked more like the mirror-like wall on the right. But neighbors complained about sunlight being reflected into their windows. The mirrored walls were overheating nearby offices and apartments, and blinding the people who occupied them. So the walls had to be refinished to something less reflective, like the way it is on the left wall.