Frank O. Gehry rejects the principle that form follows function. Instead, he leaves room for interpretation. The eyes of some beholders turn his stainless-steel façade into a ship in full sail, while others see a flower about to bloom. The concert hall, its acoustics deemed among the best in the world, features sleek curves made of exquisite fir and oak. The controversial building is among the milestones in the urban development project aimed at giving downtown LA a facelift.