The New York Times has an update on construction of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie (link):
“The spotlight so far has been on the Elbphilharmonie, a 350-million-euro (and counting) project, or more than $433 million, with a tentative completion date of 2013. Designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron to look like a glass wave cresting atop a brick warehouse, it is at the end of the Am Sandtorkai peninsula, and will eventually house the NDR Symphony Orchestra’s concert hall, a five-star hotel and about 60 luxury apartments.
“There have been expensive mistakes and delays — all witnessed by visitors drawn as much by its architecture as by its expanding construction costs. But the project, which has exceeded its initial budget by more than 200 million euros and its initial completion date by two years, is slowly taking its eventual shape: a glass wave 12 stories on one side and 18 on the other. When it’s finally done, the Elbphilharmonie will be HafenCity’s architectural crown jewel.”
Below is another rendering of the building, even better for that Sunday School lesson on 1st Nephi Ch. 8 than the last one I posted. The recent Ensign featured some art focusing on the tree, which is nice, but don’t forget that everyone loves a good villain, too.