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Wind Chime City

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Wind and building geometry can combine to make tones. Beetham Tower in Manchester, for instance, produces a middle C. So, the idea is to design buildings to make harmonious tones.
ldischler, Aug 16 2006

Aeolian harp http://www.explorat...s/aeolian_harp.html
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       Very Moorcock.
DrCurry, Aug 16 2006
  

       Yeah, but how? Elucidate these tonal designs, please.
daseva, Aug 18 2006
  

       //Yeah, but how?//
Reed-like geometry is one possibility. Like the Flat Iron building in NY (which is silent, as far as I know), but more extreme. Of course it doesn't have to be the entire building. In the case of the Beetham Tower, the tone is produced by a 14 meter glass and steel "blade" atop the building. Wind passing around it vibrates at 250 to 260 Hz, which is close to middle C. (Seems only fair that the architect, who bought the penthouse, is going to have to live with it.)
ldischler, Aug 18 2006
  

       Conversation recorded inside Wind Chime City between a baker and a customer.   

       BAKER: Hello.   

       CHIMES: CLONG CLONG CLONG   

       CUSTOMER: Hi, can I get a   

       CHIMES: CLONG CLONG CLONG   

       BAKER: What?   

       CHIMES: CLONG CLONG CLONG   

       CUSTOMER: I SAID CAN   

       CHIMES: CLONG CLONG CLONG   

       BAKER: WHAAAT?   

       CUSTOMER: I SAID-   

       CHIMES: CLONG CLONG CLONG
Abusementpark, Jan 07 2007
  
      
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