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Not so much a thought experiment as a single neuron misfire.
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Tall buildings create wind tunnel effects,
particularly punishing for the unwary
encounter their unpredictable vortices.
Furry Corners solves this problem. As
the name, these are corner strips, out
project a substantial hairy fringe.
in a variety of strengths,
lengths, Furry Corners can be bespoke
for any set of architectural and
When installed, pedestrians will be able
to look up the
corner edge of any tall building featuring
this innovation, and see which way the
fringe is blowing. To be at its
several buildings in close proximity will
cooperate, by installing these down the
length of a
busy avenue. In this way the patterns of
the prevailing turbulence can
be clearly visible, like those of a model
street in an
actual wind tunnel.
||Or you could install smoke pots, which "chime" the quarters.
||Furry corners would serve another
porpoise too. They would tend to reduce
vortex shedding, and thereby reduce the
gustiness of the tunnelled wind.
||Also good as scratching posts for
wandering, urban cows, though this may
lead to corner loitering.