Located at the southern end of downtown Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall, this is the home of the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra. The hall was built in 1974 with the goal of providing as nearly perfect acoustics as technologically possible at the time. Visitors will notice the huge cubes hanging from the ceiling, which were designed and placed to deflect sound to all 2,450 seats. More than 225 orchestral and community concerts are presented here each year. One of city's most popular series, the Viennese Sommerfest, takes place in July with performances, food and refreshments spilling out onto Peavey Plaza.