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Royce Hall is a building on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Designed by the Los Angeles firm of Allison & Allison in the Italian Romanesque Revival style and completed in 1929,
it is one of the four original buildings on UCLA's Westwood campus and has come to be the defining image of the university.
Named after Josiah Royce, a California-born philosopher who received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 1875, the building's exterior is modeled after Milan's Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio.
Severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, it underwent a $70.5 million restoration that was completed in December 1997. The hall, post renovation, covered 191,547 square feet (17,795.3 m2).
Due to its acclaimed acoustics and 6,600-pipe E.M. Skinner/Robert Turner pipe organ, expanded by Robert Turner in 1995, the building's 1,833-seat concert hall has often been used for recording sessions of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
It serves as one of the home venues for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Luminaries who have appeared on its stage include musicians George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Ella Fitzgerald, and speakers Albert Einstein and John F. Kennedy.
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Wei O'Connell28-Sep-2012 13:27
Great shot of the beautiful building. Thank you for the info, Walter.
Mieke WA Minkjan28-Sep-2012 07:56
a school who looks like a church! very impressive composition
borisalex26-Sep-2012 06:45
Picture perfect shot and information of a grand building! v.
Janet Donnelly25-Sep-2012 15:44
You sure do have a special talent for photographing architecture ....... this is superb! I enjoyed the comments too!
BleuEvanescence25-Sep-2012 06:44
I walked on that campus....wonderful shot!
Cindi Smith25-Sep-2012 01:50
Wonderful shot of this beautiful building. Universities always have their iconic building. This is a beauty!
Karen Stuebing24-Sep-2012 22:35
Fabulous architecture and love the point of view. Interesting commentary too. V.
Flo Hendry24-Sep-2012 21:05
Great angle and image. Perfect for the challenge, but Go Indians, I mean Cardinals!!
J. Scott Coile24-Sep-2012 19:24
Beautiful campus.,
Laryl24-Sep-2012 16:12
wow that is stunning.. a true work of art in architecture!
CM Kwan24-Sep-2012 13:12
This is really amazing, Walter! V
sue anne24-Sep-2012 13:00
A beautiful Hall with the light and composition is wonderful.
Steve Morris24-Sep-2012 12:11
Elegantly captured with the flowing lines into the corner - lovely scene!BV
Raymond24-Sep-2012 11:47
I first thought it was an image of your new house Walter! A superb shot.
Tom LeRoy24-Sep-2012 07:33
A splendid and harmonious composition of this most famous UCLA building. The wide angle is just perfect. V
Santi Bravo Figueras24-Sep-2012 06:01
Excellent composition.
rousselziak24-Sep-2012 05:55
Beautiful architectural shot, thanks for information ! -V-
Fong Lam24-Sep-2012 05:32
Excellent perspective and clarity in this splendid architectural capture...V
John Reynolds24-Sep-2012 05:27
Great view of this impressive building. V.
Wolfgang Bluhm24-Sep-2012 04:36
Some interesting lines in this composition
Gérard Koehl24-Sep-2012 04:36
Belle architecture. V
Bryan Murahashi24-Sep-2012 04:36
A beautiful day and Hall. Great photo, Walter. V
joseantonio24-Sep-2012 04:12
What a lovely building. thank you for the information...V
Martin Lamoon24-Sep-2012 03:32
Terrific picture with the wide space and wall lading towards the Hall. V
coaster24-Sep-2012 01:45
Beautiful composition!
Frank Brault24-Sep-2012 01:38
A marvelous building. You composition is superb an beautifully captures the majesty of the architecture. V
Pat nighswander24-Sep-2012 01:33
Impressive building...nice light and color.Excellent details and composition.
Jim Coffman24-Sep-2012 00:56
Beautiful clarity in this excellent capture,Walter.
Marcia Colelli24-Sep-2012 00:44
Great perspective and composition. Nice architectural capture V
LynnH24-Sep-2012 00:32
Beautiful landscape/architectural shot. Perfectly composed. Love the light. V
marie-jose wolff24-Sep-2012 00:29
wonderful building, harmonious architecture! V
soulis24-Sep-2012 00:05
Great shot. V.
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