With more funds being approved, the idea of building a sophisticated concert hall for London is nearing to get realization or materialization. Even before making the inaugural feasibility study, there were wider opinions that the new concert hall would be linked to Barbican, which is current London museum site. This is old news, and what is more interesting is the emerging news about this proposed hall. Major protests can come from public and media due to the whopping money involved in constructing this building. The cost of the new hall estimated is at least £278 million.
But what is more worrying is that the protest is coming from the people within the industry with different vested interest. Whatever the reasons, arts has been a major part of London’s heritage. A mess in London arts cannot impact the arts in other parts of the world. Additionally, the London’s arts also play a significant role in the economic and political stability. One should know how the France’s arts industry took a big leap after constructing the Philharmonie building. This building has an excellent infrastructure with stunning acoustics.
London’s hall will not be just another hall in the city, but it will stand out from the rest and will serve its purpose for next 100 years. Though London has many small halls and venues such as Milton court and Wigmore Hall, etc. there is nothing like Philharmonie type buildings. There is no doubt that it will take a few years to begin the construction of the new concert hall. However, the government should look its way to collect the funds for construction. Some people are worried about the country’s fighting against Syria that will severely cost the country’s fund.
According to many people, fighting just creates enemies and arts can make new friends. The big project of London concert hall is certainly a great thing, and that should be materialized for the sake of the country’s pride and heritage.
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