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Premature facelift for local hall

A $90 million major renovation is slated for the 1970’s design icon, Orchestra Hall, in Minneapolis. The orchestra recorded a financial deficit in its most recent fiscal year; the funds are expected to come from private donations. The two-year project is expected to begin in 2009 with only minor concert schedule interruptions expected. The Star Tribune’s front-page story ran minus a photograph, yet offered a more complete picture of its plans and history than the Pioneer Press’ front-page, below the fold sound-bite glimpse of the project that included a color photograph of Orchestra Hall’s exterior.