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Los Angeles: a tale of two buildings

Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall and Rafael Moneo’s Our Lady of Angels Cathedral.  One is flashy, literally, photogenic and sexy.  The other is solid, light filled and comforting.  In one people are made to feel as if in a madhouse.  In the other people are made to feel more human.  The cathedral isn’t sexy or photogenic, but it captures a sense of timelessness and comfort that the concert hall lacks.