[picture via flickr user the bucky hermit]
The recently opened Segerstrom Concert Hall, which once promised to bring culture to the kids in the OC, has crumbled into a lawsuit-a-palooza. As reported in Playbill Arts and other places, The Orange County Performing Arts Center has filed suit against architect Cesar Pelli and the contractor Fluor Corporation for "expenses rising from the original plan of $200 million to $240 million, obstructed sight lines and uncomfortably tight seating areas." Yes, increasingly fat Americans are having trouble fitting in those tiny concert hall seats and no amount of grease will help slide them in. Of course, Pelli and Fluor point the finger at each other for the mistakes and delays. The lawsuit is attempting to recoup in excess of $30 million for cost overruns.
· Orange County PAC Sues Architect Cesar Pelli, Fluor Corp. [Playbill Arts]
· Cesar Pelli and Henry Segerstrom Bring Culture to the OC [Curbed LA]