Adventures in the Official Culture #1

Today's Adventure:

Original Caption:

Checking The Good Points.

Manhattan -- The nearly completed Metroplitan Opera House at Lincoln Center was unveiled to the press March 22, and viewing the $45.7 million dollar house are its architect, Wallace K. Harrison, William Schuman, President of Lincoln Center, and Rudolph Bing, General Manager of the Met. The house immediately touched off a controversy, drawing remarks ranging from "gorgeous" on one hand, to "it looks like a cheap Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn" on the the other. (1966)

1 comment:

Fred said...

Beautiful hall, God-awful acoustics. I'll take Carnegie Hall over the Met any day of the week.