Lesson for London: Hamburg’s new hall will have in-built hotelmain
The city of Hamburg has announced that the long-awaited Elbphilharmonie will open on January 11, 2017.
The project will include a 250-room hotel, with 45 waterfront residential units. These inbuilt assets will help pay for the concert hall.
That’s what needs to be done with London’s South Bank: knock it down and build a good concerthall, with a hotel that underwrites its upkeep.