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Aging Disney Hall is "not well cared for," writes Michael Swed in today's Los Angeles Times. The wood is warping, pigeons have moved in, and the steel is need of a cleaning job. But Disney Hall's biggest flaw: The way the structure is lit. Via the paper: "Gehry specifically chose a steel able to sustain images projected on it. He did not include a marquee. He felt the most exciting way to announce what is happening in the hall would be to project video of the concert on the outside walls, turning the building into a living billboard....this could be an amazing way to make Disney the center of street life, especially once the Grand Avenue development across the street -- with its hotel, apartments, shops and restaurants -- is built. Right now, Disney is harshly lighted in a way that Gehry hates, and so do I." [LA Times]