Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Firefighters are working at this moment to put out a major fire in the Berliner Philharmonie. The fire occured during the time of an afternoon concert, which was halted and all audience and musicians were able to leave the building. The home of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the hall was built in 1960-63, designed by architect Hans Scharoun. It has been reported that the cause of the fire was welding near the insulation beneath the roof and initial reports indicate that, barring water damage from the fire control, the concerts in the hall scheduled for this weekend should be able to take place.

Update: The fire has been controlled without injuries or damage to the instrument collection, but all concerts in the main hall have tentatively been canceled.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)