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Orchestra Hall

Orchestra Hall was built in 1974, along with the adjacent Peavey Plaza, in downtown Minneapolis as home to the multiple Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra. To date, the Orchestra has had 10 music directors, including the conductors Eugene Ormandy (1931–1936), Antal Doráti (1949–1960), Sir Neville Marriner (1979–1986), Edo de Waart (1986–1995), and most recently, Osmo Vänskä (2003–present, though contracted through 2022). 297 more words


FDR Memorial

The FDR Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington D.C. dedicated to the memory of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Dedicated by President Bill Clinton in May 1997, the 7.5 acre monument traces 12 years of U.S. 436 more words


Wiener Riesenrad

The Wiener Riesenrad (“Vienna Giant Wheel”), is a 212-foot tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of Vienna’s Prater amusement park. Built in 1897, it was one of the earliest Ferris wheels, as well as the world’s tallest extant wheel from 1920-1985 (until the 279-foot… 144 more words