List of new attractions opening this year.
Any plans to visit these attractions?
The Grand Egyptian Museum looks and sounds amazing, and there's just an active conversation going on right now regarding Egypt, too.
I have been waiting for the Louvre Abu Dhabi as well as the Guggenheim to open there. I never thought I would return to the UAE, but recently I've begun to re-think that, especially not having visited the observation deck at Burj Khalifa or Al Ain.
Speaking of observation decks, I'd say One World Trade Center is a must see/do, and I had no idea that they were building a High Line type park in Sydney. I loved the one in NYC The High Line
I'll unfortunately have to pass on Camino del Rey.
During the past week, I've noted two reviews of Paris' new concert facilities which, if confirmed, make very encouraging reading. (Stupidly, I forgot to note the details of the reviews - but they must have been in the likes of the (London) Times or Financial Times).
Particular reference was made to (a) the overall aesthetic of the complex and (b) the quality of the sound acoustic.
One assessment was that this venue will knock its London equivalents into the proverbial "cocked hat". South Bank/Barbican: take note!
Yes, a number of other publications affirm the encouraging reviews referenced in your post. Even so, you likely also read that the architect had snubbed the opening because it had not been "properly acoustically tested," (I read it in the LA Times as well as The Guardian), even writing a column regarding the subject in Le Monde.
Alas, I shall have the opportunity to explore the question in the first person, having just purchased tickets for a performance at La Philharmonie de Paris in March! I was hoping for an evening in attendance to the philharmonic orchestra along with Maxim Vengerov performing Berlioz and Tchaikovsky under the direction of Myung-Whun Chung, but as that is sold out, I am fated to "settle" for a evening with Yundi performing Chopin. I am so looking forward to the evening!