Monday, January 16, 2017

GERMANY ~ Elbe Philharmonic Hall - Hamburg ~

...First of 3 great cards sent by postcard friend Dustin...  a beautiful view of one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.... popularly nicknamed Elphi... built on top of a massive brick warehouse overlooking the harbor... it is the tallest inhabited building of Hamburg, with a final height of 108 metres (354 ft)...with great matching stamp and special postmark... Thanks a lot Dustin!!【ツ】
Photo: Christian Ohde

Hamburg is the second-largest city (after Berlin) and the eighth-largest city in the European Union. The port of Hamburg is the second-largest port in Europe, and the ninth-largest in the world. Hamburg's official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It makes reference to Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League,

The Elbe Philharmonic Hall is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg on the Grasbrook (de) peninsula of the Elbe River near to the historical Speicherstadt.

The new glassy construction resembles a hoisted sail, water wave or quartz crystal. Initial plans by the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron were priced at 186 million euros (about $197 million), with the opening scheduled for 2010. After a succession of delays, revisions and legal disputes, the final bill for the city came to 798 million euros (about $843 million),

The Elbphilharmonie was officially inaugurated with concerts of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and a light show on 11 January 2017.


Opening of the Elbphilharmonie
(Issued 02-01-2017)

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