High notes: The world's most beautiful concert halls
There's an alchemy to designing the perfect concert hall.
As well as delivering an unrivaled acoustic experience, they must be beautiful on the eye and serve as a cultural beacon for the city in which they're ensconced.
No wonder then these delicate buildings often turn into architectural nightmares that run over-budget, over-schedule and under-perform.
But controversy aside, these concert halls hit the high notes.
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