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    Default Elbphilharmonie costs 6.000.000 Euros !

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbphilharmonie





    This brandnew concerthall in Hamburg will cost 6 billion Euros. Your comments please.............
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    Txllxt, first where did you get this number? The German Wiki mentions 866 million euro. Second, are you watching the grand opening? The prelude to Parsifal should be coming soon
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    As for comments, I will just quote a post I have just made on another thread concerning the Elphi (the Elbphilarmonie's unofficial name):

    I remember visiting Hamburg for the first time several years ago. As I saw the Elbphilarmonie, towering still half-built but already impressive in the middle of the mighty river, I thought: "By the time this here is completed, I will come and live in this city". I have been closely watching the progress of this work and all the scandals surrounding it for the last several years.

    Today is the grand opening, and today I got my residence permit for Germany. I will depart for my new homeland, the city of Hamburg, on the weekend - this time forever. This classical afficionado views it as a grand present for her new life - a very grand one indeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegendesLicht View Post
    Txllxt, first where did you get this number? The German Wiki mentions 866 million euro. Second, are you watching the grand opening? The prelude to Parsifal should be coming soon
    Hot news in Holland about the projected total cost of the whole complex...
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    From under 900 million to 6 billion - that is quite a leap of imagination...

    Yes, it is very expensive. And yes, there have been delays and scandals during the building. But it is also beautiful, and a project that I believe, we classical fans should rather support than criticize. And isn't it what makes a country like Germany into a civilized, cultured nation - the ability to finance the achievements of human spirit, like music, architecture and other arts, rather than only the mere necessities?
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    Reading your title, I thought "that's incredibly cheap!".
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    It's something like 900.000.000 €, not 6.000.000 €. That's about the same amount Sydney paid for its opera house...

    Everyone may watch the first concert here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__4EmRRYbO8

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    How much are the tickets for the first concert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcnog11 View Post
    How much are the tickets for the first concert?
    I read the tickets were not sold to the public at all, they were auctioned off or something. Lots of Germany's big wigs are there, including Merkel, the Bundespresident, the mayor of Hamburg etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Reading your title, I thought "that's incredibly cheap!".
    Sorry about all these 000000000 : 600.000.000 Euros
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    Wiki saith: In 2007, the construction was scheduled to be finished by 2010 with an estimated cost of €241 million. In November 2008, costs were estimated at €450 million. In August 2012, costs were re-estimated to be over €500 million. Construction work officially ended on 31 October 2016 at a cost of €789 million.


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    “The director of the Elbphilharmonie says that tickets to performances by resident ensembles, touring orchestras like the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony, chamber music, new music and jazz alike are all bought up within hours.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/a...g-germany.html


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    Good to see that million/billion of money still invested in classical music industry. It's provocative to see one of largest and most acoustical advanced (Wiki quoted) is located in Hamburg, a city with population of "merely" 2 millions.

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    I saw Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be the first foreign orchestra to perform there. A beautiful hall.
    Last edited by Richard8655; Jan-12-2017 at 03:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard8655 View Post
    I saw Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be the first foreign orchestra to perform there. A beautiful hall.
    It looks stunning indeed.
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