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The Elbphilharmonie.
The Elbphilharmonie. © Maxim Schulz

Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will finally welcome its first guests on November 5, following nearly a decade tainted with cost overruns and planning delays. Located in the rapidly developing HafenCity district, the crown-shaped concert hall proudly announced its completion this past Monday to the city in giant gleaming letters that spelled out “FERTIG”, or “Completed” in German.