One World Trade’s Accidental Sound Installation

11.13.12 Irina Dvalidze

“What a horrible sound,” says the man with the camera, treated to the unexpected and eerie musical whirls of wind through the partially-constructed One World Trade.

The sounds were heard in Lower Manhattan just before it got pummeled with horrific water levels of Hurricane Sandy. As higher velocity winds passed through the open slots of the unfinished structure, they turned the tower into a wind instrument similar to an ancient Greek Aeolian harp or the Alan Lamb centerpiece at 2003 Burning Man Festival. It’s the David Byrne playable house of natural disasters!

Only, scary and foreshadowing awful things.