The colonial style City Hall Auditorium was built to replace two former halls that had been destroyed by fire. The auditorium underwent a major renovation in 1997 to correct poor acoustics and sightlines.
Those who have grown up in this packaged world accept such external controls and compulsions as normal: their loss of choice, their loss of taste, they do not even notice, for they have never known anything different. We have now exchanged autonomy for automation. (Lewis Mumford)