Guangzhou Unveils New Opera House

‘It says something about the state of architecture today that the most alluring opera house built anywhere in the world in decades is in a generic new business district at the outer edge of this city, has no resident company and a second-rate program.’ So says Nicolai Ouroussoff (outgoing architecture critic of the NY Times) about Zaha Hadid’s new Guangzhou Opera House in China. Why can’t America get such bold buildings?

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