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New Attractions for 2015

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List of new attractions opening this year.

Any plans to visit these attractions?

 

The world's best new attractions in 2015 - Telegraph

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  • Re: New Attractions for 2015
    pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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    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.

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    pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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    I neglected to mention that I am surprised that the Paris Philharmonic's new digs (en La Villette Quartier, 19th Arr.) did not receive a mention In the article.  I am very eager to experience this new venue to ascertain sound quality (as well as the modern aesthetics.)

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      arkwright Platinum 2 Reviews
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      Dear Pluto,

       

      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!

       

      Best,

       

      A

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      • Re: New Attractions for 2015
        pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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        Dear A,

        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!

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  • Re: New Attractions for 2015
    lindseyh Community Manager Marriott Associate Member
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    WOW the Egyptian museum looks amazing! I have a new bucket list item....

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  • Re: New Attractions for 2015
    Sledchick Platinum 9 Reviews
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    Just saw this thread -- I wish the One World Observatory was open tomorrow as I'd stop on my way driving through!  I'll have to plan to visit there in April instead.  All these sites look so interesting; thanks for posting the link!

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