Tall Tales

“One of the most common complaints in supertall buildings is noise, said Luke Leung, a director at the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He has heard metal partitions between walls groan as buildings sway, and the ghostly whistle of rushing air in doorways and elevator shafts. Residents at 432 Park complained of creaking, banging and clicking noises in their apartments, and a trash chute ‘that sounds like a bomb” when garbage is tossed.'” Stefanos Chen in the NYT: The Down Side to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks.

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