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Lake Harriet Band Shell – Minneapolis, MN

This new music facility grew out of an open design process involving a 33 member advisory committee. The committee was composed of people representing a variety of interests including use, aesthetics and the protection of the neighborhood from excessive noise, parking and crowds. The band shell provides a stage to accommodate groups as large as a full orchestra or chamber orchestra with choir. Since residential areas are immediately adjacent to the site, the audience capacity has been limited to a formal arrangement of 900 seats. Careful placement of the building assures good sight lines for the audience and projection of sound away from the neighboring homes. The band shell is beloved b neighbors and visitors alike.